Cameron Students posing for a picture on Campus

Competitive Speech and Debate and Esports Teams


The CU Pickaxes are CU’s varsity esports team. With a 50 person roster, the Pickaxes are competitive in Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. The esports arena in the Academic Commons is a state-of-the-art multimedia gaming facility with high performance gaming PCs, announcing booth, console game area and spectator seating.

For more information about ESports contact John Cunningham

CU Forensics

Cameron's Forensic program has been nationally ranked among Pi Kappa Delta senior colleges and universities since 1975 and has won two national championships at the Pi Kappa Delta National Speech and Debate Tournament in 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri and 1981 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Cameron has been ranked among the top ten schools in Pi Kappa Delta's national sweepstakes since 1977. The Pi Kappa Delta National Office was located at Cameron for a four year period when Tony Allison served on the National Council and served as the National Secretary-Treasurer for the organization from June 1981 to June 1985. In 1999, Mr. Eddie Skaggs was hired as Director of Forensics. He was elected by his peers to serve on the National Council of Pi Kappa Delta at the PKD National Convention and Tournament held in Fargo, ND, in 1999. We invite you to come and visit the Speech and Debate Lab in the Academic Commons.

The Speech and Debate team is open to any full-time undergraduate student. A student does not have to be Communication major. Speech team members must be considered in good standing academically. Scholarships are available for high school seniors and transfer students with forensics (speech and debate) experience. The team meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during fall and spring semesters.

For more information contact Katie Stringer, Director of Forensics

Cameron's Forensic Philosophy

Cameron's forensic philosophy emphasizes the intellectual and ethical growth of the student. Our goal is for each student to reach his/her potential expertise in critical thinking competency, listening competency, speaking competency, leadership competency, debating competency, performing literature, having positive interpersonal and small group skills, and having high ethical standards. A spirit of "enthusiasm and professionalism" is the image that the squad wants to project to the community and the university.

Winning awards, while fun and satisfying, is not the main purpose but only accompanies the development and achievement of the individual. Every student is encouraged to try as many different events as possible to gain this personal experience.