Amherst College Debate Society

The ACDS is an extracurricular club dedicated to excellence in public speaking. We compete on the American Parliamentary Debate Association circuit along with many of the top colleges and universities from around the country. If you would like more information about our activities or would like to join, please send us an e-mail at


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us at


Executive Board for Fall 2014

  • Co-Presidents: Casey McQuillan ( and David Zhang ( 
  • Vice Presidents: Fanhao Yang ( and Olivia Pinney (
  • Treasurer: Julia Rothacker (
  • Social Chairs: Edgar Casildo (, Mary Byrne (, Timothy Yuan (