Student Activities

Speech and Debate

Through its forensics program, the School of Communication Studies provides the opportunity for all University students to meet outstanding undergraduates from 300 or more colleges or universities in intellectual competition. Approximately 20 tournaments at other schools, and several held on campus, enable a student to develop skills in debate, extemporaneous speaking, oratory, rhetorical criticism, and oral interpretation. Excellence in scholarship and superior performance in speech communication are rewarded in several ways. Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha national honorary is open to students in the upper third of their class who excel in forensics. A student need not be a Communication Studies major to participate in the forensics program. For more information regarding Ohio University forensics, contact the John A. Cassese Director of Forensics, Mr. Dan West, at westd1@ohio.edu.  The Ohio University Forensics Team website is www.coms.ohiou.edu/forensics.

 

National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC)

The National Communication Association (NCA), founded in 1914, is the oldest and largest national organization to promote communication scholarship and education. NCA Student Clubs offer students an opportunity to experience the field of communication outside the classroom. As well as practical and professional experience, NCASC also offers networking trips, professional speakers, informational newsletters, and access to professionals through other NCASC and NCA chapters. For more information, visit their webpage

 

Lambda Pi Eta Honorary Society

To recognize the excellent academic accomplishments of undergraduate communication majors, the School of Communication Studies has a local chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society. To qualify for membership, students must have completed at least 60 hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and be enrolled as a full time student. Additionally, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours in communication courses with a minimum GPA of 3.25 in those courses.

Lambda Pi Eta provides its members with academic recognition as well as opportunities to participate in chapter-sponsored social and professional events. On the national level, LPE provides an academic outlet for communication research through regional and national conventions. If you are interested in learning more about Lambda Pi Eta, please contact Dr. Claudia Hale, Faculty Advisor, at hale@ohio.edu.