Most people dread public speaking, but some people just love it. The Marian University speech team competes at forensic tournaments against schools from across the country.
Team meetings are Mondays at 4 p.m. in Clare Hall 005.
Who We Are
The team includes 10-15 students from a variety of majors. They travel to about 12 tournaments each year, plus a week-long trip to the National Forensic Association’s Individual Events Tournament in April. At tournaments, students compete in a variety of events such as events such as impromptu speaking, persuasive speaking, and dramatic interpretation.
A Commitment to Excellence
In 2013, the team placed 15th in the country over-all at nationals. In Indiana last year, Marian students won 9 statechampionships in various individual events.
Faith and Forensics
Marian University is one of a small number of Catholic universities with an active speech team. The team’s faith-based approach to forensics emphasizes self-expression, community-building, and horizon-broadening as paths to spiritual maturity across a diversity of religious traditions.