Founded in 1765 by students like James Madison and Aaron Burr, Princeton University’s American Whig-Cliosophic Society is the oldest collegiate debate and political union in the United States.
Part of what makes Whig-Clio so great are our subsidiary organizations: the Princeton Debate Panel, International Relations Council, Princeton Mock Trial, and Princeton Model Congress. Specialized to different areas of politics, many members of Whig-Clio call one (or more!) of these four groups their home. The Society also recognizes exceptional oratory ability through the Woodrow Wilson Honorary Debate Panel.
The American Whig-Cliosophic Society, or Whig-Clio, is Princeton University’s largest and oldest student organization, boasting over 500 active members and a rich history dating back to 1765. The Society is located at the heart of Princeton’s campus in Whig Hall.
The Governing Council of Whig-Clio is in charge of managing the affairs of the Society. The positions of President, Vice President, Director of Program, President of the Senate, Secretary, and Whig and Clio Party Chairs are elected by the all members of the Society, and serve a 1-year term. The appointed positions are chosen by…