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Speech and Debate (Forensics) Team

speech and debate team

Our Nationally Ranked Team Makes its Mark

For over seven decades, the University of the Pacific has competed with distinction in intercollegiate speech and debate (forensics). Pacific's teams are regulars in national championship speech and debate competition and have compiled enviable records at both the regional and national levels.

Pacific's Speech and Debate Team travels the country to compete in a variety of events, and it hosts tournaments on the Stockton campus, including the High School Forensics Invitational.

Students from all of Pacific's schools and departments are eligible to participate. If you are interested in trying out or want to learn more, please contact:

Director of Forensics Steven Kalani Farias

Forensics Scholarships

University of the Pacific offers forensics scholarships to students who have demonstrated a high level of performance proficiency. These are primarily merit-based scholarships. Anyone meeting the qualifications as a highly-skilled speaker and debater may apply.