While we offer a speech team and a debate team, we all come together under the umbrella term of forensics. Our program is a part of the academic department of communication studies and theatre art (but you don’t need to be a communication major to participate).
Above and beyond the competitive nature of the program, we will equip you with skills that are transferrable to any discipline or career.
Speech and debate will refine your ability to speak publicly, research thoroughly, think critically, write argumentatively and listen intently. These skills, among the many others that are sharpened through speech and debate, are invaluable to your success as a student.
Additionally, every student who has participated in forensics throughout his or her whole college career has graduated within four years – usually with an impressive GPA.
Many of our alumni have become lawyers, politicians and educators, and they attribute their speech and debate experience as the best preparation for their professional life.