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Speech & Debate

Students DebateOtterbein students of all majors and levels of experience have the opportunity to compete in debate tournaments and individual events (public speaking, oral interpretation, and extemporaneous speaking) tournaments, which provide travel opportunities to both local and out-of-state contests. Along with intercollegiate competitions the team participates in on-campus debates on current topics of interest. Otterbein is a member of the Ohio Forensics Association, National Forensic Association, Public Communication Speech and Debate League, and Pi Kappa Delta, a national forensics honorary. 

If you love a good debate, come tell your side of the story as part of Otterbein’s speech and debate teams.

Recent On-Campus Debate Topics

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  • Otterbein Debate: Cardinal vs Otter Poster
  • Otterbein Debate: Electoral College Poster
  • Otterbein Debate: Greek Life Poster
  • Otterbein Debate: Alcohol on Campus Poster

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