At Sewanee, the study of rhetoric is excellent preparation not only for civic life but also for vocational callings in ministry, teaching, law, activism, advocacy, conflict resolution, diplomacy, and politics, as well as careers in communication, commerce, and the arts. Come study with award-winning teachers, work with and in our state-of-the-art Center for Speaking & Listening, and pursue undergraduate research through independent studies, conference presentations, and publications in undergraduate journals.
Hoping to continue the conversations you began at SUMMA? Looking for a community of curious and thoughtful peers with whom to build life-long friendships and collaborations? Thinking of undergraduate study in rhetoric, argument, and debate? Join us at Sewanee!
"The friendships I have made at SUMMA have become some of my strongest bonds. SUMMA taught me not only how to make a strong argument for any side of a debate, but also how to organize my thoughts. SUMMA made me a more capable and confident speaker and sharpened my ability to think critically, which has been invaluable to me. I greatly cherish my time at SUMMA and the people I've gotten to know through the program."
– Bryce Timms, SUMMA Alum and Sewanee Class of '26 in Philosophy and Rhetoric