Hastings College Forensics

Hastings College Forensics (Speech)

The Hastings College Forensics (speech) Team is a co-curricular activity grounded in education. The goal of the coaching staff is to provide each student with the resources and feedback needed to become an accomplished speaker. The coaches at Hastings College believe that successful competition and trophies are the result of a strong educational philosophy. The coaches also support a fun social atmosphere.

We've had a long tradition of success in forensics. It is this tradition that has been recognized throughout the district and nation. In fact, on June 9, 1920, Hastings College became one of the first colleges in the nation to become a member of Pi Kappa Delta, the national forensics fraternity!

Scholarships and more

The Hastings College Forensics Team is based in the Gray Center on campus. Stop by and see us, or contact our Assistant Director of Forensics Zach Oehm at zoehm@hastings.edu.

Hastings College Forensics scholarships are available for participants! You can complete our scholarship application online.

Hastings College Tournaments
Recent success

Hastings College was 15th in the nation at the 2016 American Forensics Association (AFA) National Individual Events Tournament. Check out our history at AFA nationals and our current year schedule and results.

Our Mission

To continue the traditions of Hastings College Forensics by producing accomplished speakers who enrich communities using their voices.