Pia Kappa Delta is a Forensics (Public Speaking and Debate) Honor Society for undergraduate university students, and a professional organization for graduates, typically university Speech and Debate coaches.
Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) encourages the education of articulate citizens through a three part focus:
- The commitment to and promotion of ethical, humane and inclusive communication and educational practices
- The commitment to and promotion of professional development of forensics educators, and
- The commitment to and promotion of comprehensive forensics programming.
More than 60,000 men and women have been initiated into PKD. Active chapters are located on more than 200 college and university campuses. Schools in PKD range in size from some of the largest universities to some of the smaller liberal arts colleges, teaching colleges and church-related colleges.
PKD works to advance its goals through several methods:
- PKD sponsors a National Convention every other year at which time the business of the organization is conducted along with an annual National Tournament in individual events and debate. PKD also hosts a National Honorary Tournament every other year.
- PKD publishes a refereed journal entitled The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta. This journal is the oldest national forensic journal and has been a leader in pedagogical research throughout its history.
- PKD sponsors and co-sponsors programs at the annual National Communication Association (NCA) Convention. In addition, a variety of awards are presented on an annual basis.
For more information, please visit the official Pi Kappa Delta web site >>. For information about Pi Kappa Delta at Wheaton, please contact the faculty advisor of Pi Kappa Delta, Rebecca Sietman.