Starting a Super Debate on Campus: A Comprehensive Guide for Engaged and Open-Minded Students

Are you passionate about fostering open-minded engagement and advancing meaningful discussions on various topics? Starting a Super Debate on your campus is the perfect way to bring together people who share your enthusiasm for critical thinking, effective communication, and community building. Our mission is to create community-centered debate events for adults, facilitating conversations that encourage empathy, accountability, and understanding.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to laying the foundation for a successful Super Debate on your campus using our unique format, framework, and messaging:

  1. Understand our Super Debate format and goals: Familiarize yourself with our debate format, which is influenced by traditional policy, parliamentary, and Lincoln-Douglas debates. Our simplified and efficient format focuses on engaging discussions, audience-based judging, and flexibility in structure.

  2. Find a suitable space: Look for a location on campus that can accommodate a group of people, such as a classroom, student lounge, or study hall. If you prefer an off-campus setting, consider a local café, coworking space, or even a house.

  3. Get official recognition (optional): If you want your Super Debate to be affiliated with your school, reach out to your college’s student organizations office to learn about the process for registering a new club. This may involve finding a faculty advisor and completing an application form. Alternatively, you can create an unofficial club and recruit members independently.

  4. Recruit members: Spread the word about your Super Debate by talking to friends, classmates, and faculty members. Use social media, create flyers, or host an informational meeting to attract potential participants. Be sure to emphasize the unique aspects of our Super Debate format and the benefits of participating, such as improving critical thinking, effective communication, and community building.

  5. Plan an introductory meeting: Schedule an initial meeting for all interested members to get to know each other, discuss the goals and format of the Super Debate, and brainstorm potential topics for future debates. This is also an opportunity to gauge the skill levels and interests of your club members.

  6. Establish a club leadership structure: Determine the roles and responsibilities of club leaders, such as the president and vice president. These roles should focus on organizing meetings, selecting debate topics, and coordinating with other members to ensure smooth functioning of the club.

  7. Develop a meeting schedule: Decide how often your club will meet and establish a regular meeting time and location. Be sure to consider the availability of your club members when selecting meeting times.

  8. Create an online presence: Set up social media accounts and a website for your Super Debate to share updates, meeting dates, and debate topics. This will also help you reach a wider audience and attract new members.

  9. Connect with other Super Debates: Reach out to other Super Debates or similar organizations on nearby campuses to share ideas, resources, and potentially collaborate on events or debates.

By following these steps, you can successfully establish a Super Debate on your campus, laying the groundwork for engaging and thought-provoking debates using our unique format. If you’re interested in starting a Super Debate, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support and guidance. Together, we can make a significant impact on the way people communicate, think, and engage with each other.

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