West Georgia has an exceptional debate program. In 2010, for the 38th consecutive year, a West Georgia team qualified for the National Debate Tournament. West Georgia's consecutive year-streak of qualifying for the NDT is the fifth longest in the history, surpassed only by Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Kansas and the University of Southern California.
Just since 2000, UWG Debate has won two national championships, been runner-up once, finished third twice and in the top five four other times.
West Georgia is also the only school to reach the finals of the Cross-Examination Debate Association's national championship three consecutive years, winning consecutive championships in 2000 and 2001.