At this month’s 2016 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament, Mason students placed 3rd in the nation as a team, marking the 27th time in the team’s 45-year history that is has finished in the top five nationally. Check out these articles on the CHSS homepage and the GMU main page for more information!
VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS
Take a trip to Harrisonburg, VA for a love-filled tournament on GMU's campus as we host an incredible weekend swing with James Madison University!
GEORGE MASON INSTITUTE OF FORENSICS
With the phenomenal success of the George Mason Institute of Forensics (GMIF) over the past 11 years, we are pleased to announce the 12th Annual George Mason Institute of Forensics for summer 2016.
11th ANNUAL GMU PATRIOT GAMES
Find the tournament invite in the EVENTS tab and apply for the 11th Annual Dramatic Performance and Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin!
WHO ARE WE?
Check out these articles on the CHSS homepage and the GMU main page for more information on our 3rd place finish at this year's American Forensic Association's National Individual Events Tournament!
The GMU Forensics Team is an intercollegiate speech team. We represent George Mason 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.
WE COME FROM FAR & WIDE!
Perhaps most amazingly, GMU Forensics has achieved this success with students just like you. Some of them have had experience in high school forensics, but many have not. Students come from far and wide to contribute to the Patriot Legacy, 75% of the team's members come from states other than Virginia. The coaching staff looks for desire, ability, and hard workers more than they look for experience.
And we hope you'll be interested in contributing to our proud tradition.