The Charlottesville Debate League is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding free and accessible speech and debate programs across Central Virginia. Founded in 2013 by a small but persistent group of University of Virginia students, CDL has since grown to number nearly a hundred student members and has over 200 middle and high school students in our programs.



Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization, which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.