Equity means being fair and impartial.  Specifically in debate, equity means assuring that debaters, judges, and spectators are all comfortable with what is being discussed.  While debate is about challenging controversial topics, the UBCDS wants to make clear the distinction between pushing boundaries and inflicting harm or offense.

If you ever feel as though you may have an equity complaint, it is always better to err on the side of caution, so we encourage you to contact one of our equity officers: An-Te Chu or Hannah Goddard-Rebstein at equityubcdebate@gmail.com, or at our AskFM.