WHO ARE WE?
The GMU Forensics Team is an intercollegiate speech team. We represent George Mason University at regional and national speech competitions in much the same way the Patriot track and basketball teams do. Forensics is public speaking and oral interpretation of literature, with events designed to focus on each of the ways the spoken word can be used to persuade or move an audience.
GMU Forensics has been the most successful team in George Mason's history, continuously ranking in the national top 35 schools every year since 1975, the top 5 schools each year since 2007, and even garnered the National Championship in 1979. One published study revealed that GMU is one of the few schools on the national level that has, over the past twenty years, remained solidly among the top programs.
VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS
Take a trip to Fairfax, VA under the EVENTS tab for a love-filled tournament on GMU's campus as we host an incredible weekend swing with James Madison University!
14th ANNUAL GMU PATRIOT GAMES
Deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 14th 2017 at 5:00pm EST. Find the tournament invite in the EVENTS tab and apply for the 13th Annual Dramatic Performance and Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin!
2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH SPEECH COMPETITION
The 2nd Annual GMU Korea/GMIF International English Speech Competition (7/31-8/4), will be hosted on the Korea campus of George Mason University. Find last year's results in the EVENTS tab and apply for next year's competition.
At the 2017 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament, Mason students placed 3rd in the nation as a team, marking the 29th time in the team’s 46-year history that is has finished in the top five nationally.
At the first annual 2017 National Speech Competetion, Mason students placed 1st in the nation as a team, making them the first ever champions of the National Speech Competition.