Harvard College Debating Union

Purpose Statement

The intent and purpose of the Harvard College Debating Union (HCDU) is to develop and pursue excellence in public speaking and oration in the Harvard community, and to represent Harvard University in intercollegiate speech and parliamentary debate competitions. In addition, HCDU will seek to sponsor, organize, and run speech and parliamentary debate tournaments, public speaking events and demonstrations, and community service projects in the best interests of public speaking.

Organization Information