Bethel College


Become part of a long-standing tradition of success.

  • Forensics team ranked in the top 15% in the nation
  • Top forensics program at a private/small school in Kansas
  • One of six colleges or universities that have sent students to the American Forensics Association’s National Individual Events Tournament every year since its beginning in 1978.


  • Earn scholarships and college credit for participation on the team
  • Travel across the country to compete, expenses paid
  • Choose from 11 events to compete in: prose, informative speaking, impromptu, persuasion, program oral Interpretation, extemp, duo, dramatic interpretation, poetry, after-dinner speaking, communication analysis


  • Give voice to people and stories that may not be in a position of power/privilege to speak
  • Develop the writing, research, performance, public speaking, and organizational skills to be successful in any classroom or career field
  • Open up graduate school assistantship opportunities