Welcome to Forensics!

We are a nationally competitive squad focused on the American Forensics Association National Speech Tournament. We compete regionally and nationally in individual events.

Those events include: Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, Communication Analysis, Prose Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking.

For a complete list of event descriptions, check out AFA Event Descriptions.

Scholarships are available and no experience is necessary!

Follow us on Instagram @wtamuforensics

Interested in Forensics Opportunities?

Forensics offers many ways to participate, including the following:

  • Alumni coaching opportunities
  • Judging tournaments and competitions 

Addtionally, opportunities to contribute to the team are below: 

  • Send letters of encouragement (especially before National Competitions)
  • Send snacks for competitive travel days 
  • Send gently used tournament attire for our team
To donate items on campus, visit FAC*103 or send by mail to: 
WT Forensics
WT Box 60754
Canyon, TX 79016

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost?  
When are tournaments?  
Other time commitments?  
Weekly commitment?  
Can I do more than one event?  
Do I have to be a Communication major?  
Can I work with the team as a graduate student?  
Forensics Teaches You...
  • Teamwork
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Research 
  • Performance
  • Exceptional Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Empathy
  • Critical reading and analysis


Dr. Kelsey Abele, Director of Forensics