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The George Washington University Debate & Literary Society was founded as the debate and literary society of the Columbian College on March 6, 1822, to assist its members in "improving ourselves in knowledge, eloquence and every accomplishment by which we may be the better prepared for any station in life." Almost 200 years later, our society carries on this proud tradition as a GWU research and communications society emphasizing civic debate as a tool for engagement, service and publication. In particular we aspire to provide members a chance to meet and work with other exceptional students on fun, enriching and unforgettable "out of classroom" debate and communications experiences!
The GWU Debate & Literary Society, also known as "GWDebate", is housed in The George Washington University Writing Program of the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences. To learn more:
Pictured at top: the original seal of Enosinian Society, the debate and literary society of the Columbian College . Not too long after the Columbian College became GWU, the society changed its name as well and the Enosinian Society now serves as the society alumni union. Click above on "History & Mission" for more society history!