Communication and Theatre

Speech and Debate

debate practiceThe Speech and Debate team has a long history of intercollegiate forensics competition. Regionally, nationally and internationally active, students participate in a variety of public speaking events, interpretive reading events, and debate. On average, the program attends 15 tournaments per year and hosts three on PLU's campus, including one of the largest high school tournaments in the Northwest.

For more information on Speech & Debate, contact: Dr. Justin Eckstein
, Director of Forensics
 at 253-535-8175 or

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