The University of Mary Washington Debate Program has a long history of success that derives from a philosophy which recognizes that dedication, intellectual integrity, personal responsibility, and teamwork are the enduring principles that create a foundation for excellence. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and nondiscriminatory climate that is conducive to the personal and intellectual growth of every member. Our team oriented approach is a reflection of the fact that we are engaged in a cooperative social learning project that demands commitment, hard work, respect, and personal sacrifice from every member.