The Irvine Valley College Speech and Debate Team has a rich history at IVC, winning its first national championship title in 1982. Since that time team members have gone on to graduate from many distinguished universities including UCLA, UC Berkeley, Cornell University, and even Harvard Law School! Many notable alumni have used their skills acquired during forensics to become reputable attorneys, judges, professors, and other prominent positions across career fields.
Given its long tradition in forensics competition, it is no surprise that the IVC Speech Team is one of the most respected and accomplished teams in the nation. The squad regularly competes against colleges and universities throughout the United States. Over the past 15 years, the team has placed in the top three at 12 state championships, while winning 12 league championships. Since 2000, the team was crowned the national champions in the community college division of the National Parliamentary Debate Association 11 times.
The team also has an international reputation and has hosted debate teams from across the world including Europe, Asia, and Africa on 20 occasions. The team has traveled several times to China for debate demonstrations, competitions, and study abroad programs. Most recently, the team expanded their international presence by competing in the International Forensics Association Championship in Berlin, Germany.
Officers & Advisor
ICC Rep.: TBA
Club Status: Active