The Department of Speech, Theatre and Dance recognizes public speaking skills are essential for career success and civic participation. 

The Center for Public Speaking’s mission is to enhance communication skills and offer support services at The University of Tampa. We provide one-to-one tutoring and small group workshops with peer tutors and experienced professionals.

Speaking Center services include:

  • Brainstorming and Outlining 
  • Mock Interviews 
  • Delivery 
  • Evaluation of Visual Aids

Hours of Operation:

Jan. 28 to May 3, 2019
Monday- Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 


Kennedy Boulevard Building (KKB) Room 202 (#56 on the campus map)

No appointment required. Drop-in preferred or email

What to bring to a session at the speaking center:

  • The assignment description (grading rubric)
  • Specific instructions from your professor
  • Questions to ask the peer tutor or problems you want to discuss


Speech Contest 

The UT Center for Public Speaking hosts a speech contest every fall semester. The contest is open to all students. 

Cash prizes are awarded. 

Registration or event questions? Email


Save the date! The Annual Speech Contest will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at 6 p.m., Vaughn 9th floor. Free food and prizes to audience members!

Department Contacts

Meredith Clements

Director, Center for Public Speaking/Assistant Professor, Speech

Kathy Lockwood

Staff Assistant I, Communication and Center for Public Speaking