Rollins College Debate Team

2018 Southeastern Regional Ethics Bowl Champions

Brandon Abrams shines at the 10th Anniversary of the Great DebateAlex Peterson delivering a powerful argumentSunny Toreihi speaks at Olympia High School while students hold up their mobile phone flashlights iDebate Rwanda competes against the Rollins Debate Team for the Rollins Cup

The Great Debate

Brandon Abrams shines at the 10th Anniversary of the Great Debate.

The Great Debate

Alex Peterson delivers a powerful argument.

Illuminating Minds

Sunny Toreihi speaks at Olympia High School while students hold up their mobile phone flashlights

The Great Debate 2019

 iDebate Rwanda competes against the Rollins Debate Team for the Rollins Cup.

About The Debate Team

The Rollins College Debate Team was inaugurated in the fall of 2007 by Dr. Eric D. Smaw with the help and guidance of Dr. Roger Casey (former Provost). Since its inaugural year, the debate team has celebrated many notable achievements, including top place finishes at the state, national, and international level, and top place awards in speaking and overall team performance. The members of the Rollins Debate Team are proud to have the opportunity to represent Rollins College at home and abroad, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellent debating.

2018 - 19 Tournament Schedule

Capital City Invitational

September 28th - 29th, 2018, Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee, Florida


John G. Fee Invitational

October 13th - 14th, 2018, Berea College

Berea, Kentucky


Great Debate International Exchange

October 21st - 24th, 2018, Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida


Marks Invitational Debate

November 3rd - 5th, 2018, University of West North Florida

Pensacola, Florida


Southeastern Regional Ethics Bowl Championship

November 10th, 2018, University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida


Cambridge Union Intervarsity Invitational

November 17th - 19th, 2018 Cambridge University

London, England


JADE Academy and Open

December 18th - 20th, University of Technology, Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica


Fire Debates

January 19th - 20th, 2019  Lakeland, Florida

Southeastern University


Wilkes University Harold Cox Invitational Forensics Tournament

February 2nd - 3rd, 2019  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre University


CFA Southern Excursion

February 8th 9th, 2018  Gastonia North Carolina

Gaston Day School


Ethics Bowls National Championship

March 2nd - 3rd, 2019  Baltimore, Maryland

Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor


Novice Nationals Championship

March 8th - 10th, 2019


IPDA National Championship

April 13th - 16th Shreveport, Louisiana


Varsity Debate Team
Rollins College
Dr. Eric Smaw
Debate Team Coach
T. 407-691-1752