Student competes in Everett Oratory Competition

Pi Kappa Delta


Pi Kappa Delta is an honorary consisting of educators, students, and alumni that cultivates articulate citizenship; supports comprehensive approaches to forensics pedagogy and practice; encourages the creation of professional development opportunities for forensic educators; and seeks to expand access to intercollegiate speech and debate activities. Pi Kappa Delta supports speech and debate events, forms, and formats, and works to nurture the institutional and financial capacity of the entire forensic community. The honorary has recently paired with its high school counterpart, the National Forensics League, further supporting its educational and community service endeavors. Pi Kappa Delta is founded to forward “the Art of Persuasion, Beautiful and Just.” Locally, members volunteer with poetry recitations at Hillsdale Academy, assist with the Academy’s all-school public speaking competition, The Edward Everett Prize in Oratory, and organize a homeschool forensics and debate tournament held on campus.  As a national forensics honorary, students who participate in one semester of collegiate debate, forensics, or mock trial are invited to join and continue to maintain standards of excellence in the art of rhetoric.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Kirstin Kiledal

kkiledal@hillsdale.edu

Activities

Pi Kappa Delta is founded to forward “the Art of Persuasion, Beautiful and Just.” Pi Kappa Delta supports speech and debate events, forms and formats, and works to nurture the institutional and financial capacity of the entire forensic community. Locally, members volunteer with poetry recitations at Hillsdale Academy, assist with the Academy’s all-school public-speaking competition, The Edward Everett Prize in Oratory, and organize a homeschool forensics and debate tournament held on campus.

Membership Requirements

As a national forensics honorary, students who participate in one semester of collegiate debate or forensics are invited to join and continue to maintain standards of excellence in the art of rhetoric.

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