Wilkes University


Wilkes University competes in collegiate tournaments throughout the year sponsored by the following sanctioned organizations:

  • National Debate Association
  • American Debate Association
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • American Forensics Association
  • Cross Examination Debate Association
  • Collegiate Forensic Association
  • National Forensics Association
  • Southern/Northern Atlantic Forensics Union (SNAFU)

Students travel to compete in the following forensics events:

  • Persuasive and Informative Speaking
  • After Dinner Speaking
  • Impromptu and Extemporaneous Events
  • Dramatic, Prose, Poetry and Duo Interpretation
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Policy Debate

Wilkes University hosts two competitive tournaments:

Wilkes Invitational Forensics Competition for Pennsylvania High Schools
The Wilkes University Harold Cox Collegiate Invitational Tournament