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Being an Emory Debater

The Barkley Forum is a large, diverse debate squad. Students with previous policy experience as well as students with no debate experience are welcome to join the squad. We encourage students to set goals for themselves and work closely with their coaches to achieve their goals. The size and diversity of the squad reflects the fact that different students have different goals. The atmosphere of the squad leads to long-lasting friendships as students from diverse backgrounds come together to enjoy their debate and academic experiences.