Evangel features a parliamentary-style debate team that travels to tournaments and competitions alongside the Speech (Forensics) team, which has competed nationally and globally.

Dr. Mark Kelton, professor of communication, serves as adviser of the speech and debate team.

Students interested in participating for credit should register for Intercollegiate Forensics, a one-credit workshop class. Practice for debate competitions includes researching current events, reading academic literature, writing research summaries and engaging in mock debates.

The Communication Department offers both debate and speech scholarships annually.

All universities compete in speech and debate at the same level, regardless of size. This means Evangel has the opportunity to match up with not only other Christian universities, but also with large universities and Ivy-League colleges depending on the tournament rules.

Contact the Communication Department for more information about debate.



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