Whitworth Forensics is an interdisciplinary program that provides a rigorous intellectual experience for students interested in the exchange of ideas and in sharpening their public speaking skills. Forensics is open to all students regardless of academic major or previous public-speaking experience.
The Whitworth forensics team competes in intercollegiate tournaments in the Northwest Forensics Conference and in speech and debate tournaments nationwide. Team members test their skills against some of the finest speakers in the U.S. and consistently earn regional and national recognition.
The forensics program covers the costs of tournament entry fees, supplies, travel, meals and lodging, while students contribute the time, effort, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence necessary to prepare for and compete in tournaments. Students also take a one-credit course, Applied Speech: Forensics.
The latest from Whitworth’s Forensics
- Whitworth Forensics closes the 17-18 season in 4th place
- Whitworth wins the National Christian College Forensics Association National Tournament
- Forensics team wins Oregon State tournament
- Forensics team starts spring strong at Pacific University tournament
- Whitworth Forensics takes 4th at Linfield College tournament
- Whitworth Forensics takes second at Lewis & Clark
- Whitworth Forensics finishes ’16-’17 season in third
- Whitworth takes second place at the National Christian College Forensics Association National Tournament
- Whitworth Forensics takes second at OSU
- Whitworth takes 2nd place debate sweepstakes in Oklahoma