The Hastings College Forensics 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. Additionally, the coaches support a fun social atmosphere where students get to know each other.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta was founded as an honorary in 1985 and became part of the National Communication Association in 1998. Lambda Pi Eta’s Phi Omega Chapter was founded on the Hastings College campus in 2007. With the focus for the Phi Omega Chapter being on Aristotle’s’ three ingredients of persuasion Logos (Logic), Pathos (Emotion) and Ethos (Credibility and Ethics), students are recognized for outstanding academic achievements in communication studies. The Phi Omega Chapter at Hastings College was awarded the Outstanding Rookie Chapter of the Year award in 2008 and in 2013 was chosen as Chapter of the Year from more than 500 chapters across the nation by the National Communication Association. Faculty adviser Dr. John Perlich was also chosen as adviser of the year.
Pi Kappa Delta
Eligibility for membership in Pi Kappa Delta, an honorary forensic fraternity, requires any forensic activity including debate, oral interpretation and extemporaneous speaking.