History of the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational

ACUI has produced the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) each year since 2001 to engage poets in the only collegiate slam tournament of its kind. Below is an overview of the history of the program:

2016 Hosted at University of Texas at Austin
67 Teams participated
First Place: Temple University
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2015   Hosted at Virginia Commonwealth University
68 teams participated
First Place: New York University
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2014   Hosted at University of Colorado–Boulder
53 teams participated
First Place: University of Texas–Austin
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2013 Hosted at Barnard College
59 teams participated
First Place: New York University
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2012

Hosted at University of La Verne
48 teams participated
First Place: New York University
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2011 Hosted at University of Michigan
37 teams participated
First Place: Macalester College
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2010 Hosted at Emerson College
35 teams participated
First Place: University of Wisconsin–Madison
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2009

Hosted at University of Pennsylvania
32 teams participated
First Place: University of Pennsylvania
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2008

Hosted at University of New Mexico
22 teams participated
First Place: University of New Mexico
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2007

Hosted at Eastern Michigan University
18 teams participated
First Place: University of Pennsylvania

2006

Hosted at Texas State University–San Marcos
22 teams participated
First Place: University of New Mexico

2005

Hosted at West Chester University
20 teams participated
First Place: University of California–Santa Cruz

2004

Hosted at University of California–Berkeley
20 teams participated
First Place: University of California–Berkeley

2003

Hosted at University of Arkansas
8 teams participated
First Place: University of Arkansas

2002

Hosted at Case Western Reserve University
10 teams participated
First Place: University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

2001

Host at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
7 teams participated
First Place: University of California–Berkeley

Updated July 15, 2016