The ACC Debate Championship is funded by the ACC Academic Consortium, which is supported by a special fund within the conference budget and guided by the universities’ presidents, provosts and chief undergraduate education officers. In its 14th year, the ACCAC builds upon familiarity and identity nurtured by athletic competition among the 15 universities, with the mission of enhancing the academic experience of all students and the success of faculty and administrators through collaborative programs, ideas, and recognitions.

In 2017 eleven universities competed in the championship.  The topic was “Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?”  The date and site of the 2018 debate is still to be determined.  Contact brown@wfu.edu for the most recent information.

Debate Champions

  • 2017: Brent Mitchell and Adam Tomasi, Wake Forest
  • 2016: Adam Tomasi and Jack Manchester – Wake Forest
  • 2015: Lee Quinn and Taylor Cameron – Wake Forest

Debate Championship Hosts

  • Clemson University, March 2-3, 2018
  • University of Miami March 31-April 2, 2017
  • University of North Carolina, April 15-17, 2016
  • Wake Forest University, April 10-12, 2015