Chicago-Kent Law School: Chicago-Kent has generously donated space at its downtown campus for professional development seminars, meetings, and tournaments.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS): Since 1997, the Chicago Debate League (CDL) has been administered through a public-private partnership between the Chicago Debate Commission (CDC) and CPS. The CDC works closely with the Office of College and Career Success at CPS to offer high-quality competitive debate programming in Chicago Public Schools.
DePaul University: DePaul University has generously hosted hundreds of students for our mid-season debate tournament, and provided students with special sessions on college access.
Indiana University: Indiana University offers several generous scholarships for CDL students to attend its summer debate institute. The CDC facilitates the relationship with Indiana and administers the scholarship program.
National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL): NAUDL’s mission is to establish and support urban debate leagues across the country and facilitate cooperation among urban debate leagues. The Chicago Debate Commission is one of 19 separate organizations associated with NAUDL and collaborates with NAUDL in various funding and educational endeavors.
Northwestern University: Northwestern has been the generous host of hundreds of students at the Chicago Debate Championships tournament for much of the CDL’s history. Northwestern also created the Northwestern University Chicago Scholars program, which is providing up to 12 high-achieving, in-need CDL debaters with full scholarships to the Northwestern High School Institute, its prestigious summer debate institute.
Posse Foundation: The CDC is a Posse Foundation nominator.
Samford University: Samford offers several generous scholarships for CDL students to attend its summer debate institute. The CDC facilitates the relationship with Samford and administers the scholarship program.
University of Chicago: University of Chicago has partnered with us to offer our students valuable training seminars led by former national circuit debaters.