The Wayne State Rhetoric Society (WSRS) is an established student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America. WSRS sponsors events each semester, including reading groups and workshops, with the purpose of promoting scholarship and conversation in the area of rhetorical theory.

Part of the objective of the Wayne State Rhetoric Society is, “to provide a forum that supports inspired research, excellence in teaching, and opportunities for professional development.” In order to achieve these related goals, The Rhetoric Reading Group provides an opportunity for students and faculty to converse and collaborate outside of the classroom. Several times each semester, the group meets to discuss texts in the field, hoping that these discussions will productively inform student and faculty efforts alike.