Parliamentary Debate Team at St. Olaf

Category: Special Interest

The St. Olaf Debate team participates in Parliamentary debate, a competition where debaters must argue both sides of a variety of current political issues. In order to stay prepared, the debate team meets twice a week to study current affairs, logical argumentation, and speaking styles before exercising our debating skills in practice rounds. We are an active club involved in intercollegiate and intramural competition. We hope that all members will benefit from increased public speaking skills, intellectual activity, and entering the world of political thought. Since the teams inception in 2010, we've won the state championship three years in a row, won the season sweepstakes in the Parliamentary League of the Upper Midwest, and took runner-up at the Pi Kappa Delta National tournament. We look forward to inviting new students in continuing our legacy of success in a fun social environment. Follow us on Facebook at Additionally, check out our YouTube channel at Finally, we have a blog at


Meetings: Tuesdays and Fridays 6:30-7:45pm in TOH 214


  • Co-Vice President: Max Bradley Bradley (bradle5)
  • Alias: Debate Captains Alias (debatecaptains)
  • Co-Vice President: Sarmad Chaudhry (kamalc1)
  • Captain: Matthew Erickson (ericks4)
  • Co-President: Jacob Maranda (marand1)
  • Co-President: Sivuse Mbingo (mbingo1)

Last Updated: 3/4/19