There are 138 Directorate of Cadet Activities Extracurricular Clubs, each contributing to leader development within the Corps of Cadets. Here are some highlighted clubs selected for us by the DCA Club team.
Academic: DEBATE FORUM
Sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences, the Debate Team is considered to be a “Dean’s Team.” In 1946, the team hosted the first National Debate Tournament, and has been an institution at West Point ever since. The team spends hours preparing arguments by researching supporting evidence from a multitude of resources, refining their rhetorical skills, and excelling within the Corps, with many members receiving both academic and military awards for their leadership. The Debate Team competes against other colleges and universities at tournaments across the country. Every member of the team understands that the policies they discuss will directly affect their lives as officers in the U.S. Army. Full story.