Speech & Debate/Forensics

Forensics at George Fox University

The George Fox forensics team is a member of the Northwest Forensics Conference, representing colleges and universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah and California.

Our award-winning speech and debate team offers you the opportunity to compete on a national level with other colleges and universities in both individual events (persuasion, informative, extemporaneous, and impromptu, etc.) and British Parliamentary Debate.

Each year, the team attends six to seven tournaments to compete in speech and debate events, presents public performances, and meets once a week for two hours to practice.

Check out our results page to see our track record.

An Emphasis on Travel & Experience

Our goal is to take students into competitive experiences in as many different places as we can. We have debated in the Oregon State Penitentiary for an outreach program with inmates, in Washington, D.C., to debate in front of NASA astronauts and scientists about the potential ethical concerns of space exploration, and in many classical competitions around the U.S.

How to Get Involved

No experience is necessary to be involved in forensics. Some members of George Fox’s team have extensive high school training, but a large number of students come only with the goal of improving their public speaking skills.

The team travels regionally, and, when possible, nationally. For more information, contact Kevin Jones, chair of the communication department, at kevinj@georgefox.edu, or check out one of our practice sessions on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Hoover 208.


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