Student Speakers Forum - Selected Presenter Award

The mission of Society for Civil Discourse (SCD) is to promote the oral exchange of ideas among SIU Carbondale students. Initially established in 1999 through a gift from Barbara Jane Rendleman Schwartz, the Society for Civil Discourse provides opportunities for students to develop critical thinking and oral argument skills through the experiences fostered by its programs. Benefits to SIU students include: increasing and developing self-confidence, improving oral communication skills, enhanced critical listening and critical thinking skills, developing abilities to respond to oral arguments, and developing organizational, public speaking, leadership and management skills.

Area of Interest
College of Liberal Arts, Communication Studies