Speech Team

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.

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.

"... and when necessary, use words."

-St. Francis

St. Francis
Speech Team

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 state championships in various individual events.

A Franciscan Tradition

Competition is never just about winning trophies, though our students collect many of those. The team's faith-inspired approach to forensics emphasizes advocacy, self-expression, community-building, and horizon-broadening as paths to spiritual maturity across a diversity of religious traditions.

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For More Information 

Contact Dr. Kyle Kellam at kyle@marian.edu or 317.955.6048.

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