Forensics Team

The COD Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team is an excellent opportunity for students to improve their communication, writing, critical thinking and performance skills and is open to all students, regardless of major or performance experience.

Offering four major genres of performance (Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation, Limited Preparation, and Debate), the Forensics team has something for everyone. Many students have stated that the speech program is the most involved and rewarding experience of their college career - and most fun too.


COD Stories

Marisol Nichols

“I received some of the best training of my life on the Forensics Team. It taught me professionalism and how to put in the work." - Marisol Nichols

Marisol's COD Story

COD Stories

Maggie Yancey

“The team consisted of other passionate individuals who were interested in politics and the news and were self-motivated to propose solutions. I thrived in this environment because of the relationships I formed with my teammates and coaches." - Maggie Yancey

Maggie's COD Story

COD Stories

Jim Dobson

“I was taught a work ethic that helped me stay motivated and complete whatever I set out to do. I had so much fun on the Forensics team and my success at the national tournament was a turning point and I wanted to do it forever. So I did.” - Jim Dobson

Jim's COD Story

COD Stories

Gabbi Gruver

"You can find a club for every interest, be in the Honors program, join a sports team, study abroad, work on campus and so much more. Don’t let the fact that it is a community college deter you from making one of the smartest decisions of your life." - Gabbi Gruver

Gabbi's COD Story

COD Stories

Karissa Klos

Karissa Klos' experience on the Forensics Team at COD developed her presentation skills that she uses daily in her meteorology career.

Karissa's COD Story

Contact Information

Kacy Abeln Stevens, Director of Forensics
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E07K
Phone: (630) 942-2175