Mason Debate has continually focused our mission on making debate possible for students of all skill levels and debate backgrounds. Our team holds members who compete on the national varsity, regional varsity, junior varsity, and novice circuits. The first debater squad at Mason in the 1970s was largely comprised of novice debaters, and we continue the tradition of valuing novice participation to this day with our nationally competitive novice squad. Mason Debate believes that if a squad values competition at all levels, they will succeed at every level. Each year, we do this consistently, qualifying varsity debaters to the NDT and training younger debaters to reach championship level debate success in their divisions. We extend our desire to make debate accessible to our continued efforts to host summer debate programs for local Virginia middle and high school students, as well as students across the country.
Why give to Mason Debate?
Your contributions to our team help us reach our top goals of excellence and access. While Mason Debate consistently ranks in the top five programs in the country, that is only due to the consistent and generous support of donors who provide us the resources necessary to travel across the country, award debaters with scholarships, and recruit top tier assistant coaches.
Areas of need that your donation could support:
We thank you for your support!
There are many ways you can give to UM Debate:
How to Make Your Gift
We have provided information on how you can make your online gift below. In addition, please feel free to call us anytime if you need assistance.
For more information about giving to Mason Debate, please visit https://giving.gmu.edu
Or contact our Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations:
4400 University Drive, MS 1A3
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Already know you want to donate? Visit the Mason Giving page to make an online donation. In order for the donation to go to the Debate Team, please make sure to search for the "Debate Endowment" under the "Select Other Funds or Multiple Designations" option.