Rhetoric and Composition

Speaking Center

Speaking Center

The Speaking Center is a pilot program launched in 2016 with the goal to support students in their speaking endeavors and instill a sense of confidence in their ability to communicate. We want students to become more conscious and conscientious speakers, and we seek to accomplish this through sparking a critical dialogue on campus that further develops student understanding of audience, purpose, and context, as it applies to both the academic and professional conversation. To that end, we offer one-on-one Speaking Center sessions, where you are able to work with a trained peer Speaking Associate on all parts of the presentation process.

In addition, we offer a range of workshops throughout the year on speaking in both academic and professional settings, such as conference presentations or job interviews. If you are interested in this, please contact Cortney Smith, csmith5@oberlin.edu, for more details.

We will open for the semester starting in the second module after spring break. 


Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 7PM - 9PM

Writing Center Space off the Academic Commons next to the CIT office