Speech and Debate Center (SDC)

APPOINTMENTS ARE IN PERSON AND VIA ZOOM. SIGN UP ON THE CALENDAR and note the location of your appointment.

In person appointments are in the SDC, located downstairs in Preus Library 120.

ZOOM Room 1 is here with passcode 949517

ZOOM Room 2 is here with passcode 804810


The Speech and Debate Center (SDC) was established in 2012 by the Roberts Endowment for Speech and Debate. The SDC is home to the Luther College Forensics Club and serves as a tutoring center for students who wish to improve their presentations for class.

The SDC is located in Preus Library Room 120, when classes are in-person, and is open Sunday through Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and select hours during January Term. The SDC is not open during finals week. Contact Kim Powell with questions.

The Speech and Debate Center is staffed by specially trained, upper-level communication majors who can provide expert advice in speech preparation and delivery. These advanced students will consult on:

  • Audience analysis
  • Topic selection
  • Thesis development
  • Organization and outlining
  • Use of supporting materials
  • Presentation aids
  • Effective delivery

Email the SDC with any questions.