Welcome to the 2019 Gonzaga Debate Institute! Enrollment for the GDI is open!
5 Week Scholars (Policy Debate) Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, July 27
5 Week Sophomores (Policy Debate) Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, July 27
4 Week Policy Debate (Varsity) Sunday, June 30 – Saturday, July 27
2 Week Policy Debate (Varsity, JV, Novice) Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 27
1 Week Public Forum (Varsity, JV, Novice) Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 13
For those of you new to the GDI here is a little information about who we are and what we do. The GDI has been hosted on the campus of Gonzaga University (WA) for over 50 years, making us one of oldest summer debate institutes in the nation. Over that time the GDI has developed a proven curriculum which has assisted thousands of students in developing their debate skills and preparing them for competition at all levels of experience. Whether a student’s goal is to win the TOC, NSDA, NDCA, their state championships, or just to develop some basic advocacy skills that will help them in any walk of life the GDI has a program and faculty that is right for you. In addition, we offer one of the most cost competitive pricing structures of any institute of our size and reputation including numerous scholarship and discount opportunities to help families cover the costs of attendance. Debaters seeking a challenging, rewarding, and competitive summer should consider joining us for what promises to be another outstanding GDI experience.
Please click on the Applications tab above to begin your application to join us during the summer of 2019!
This is what former TOC Champion and first round debater John Spurlock (Cal Berkeley) said about his multiple experiences at the GDI