Join the Team

Find your voice! Forensics gives you the opportunity to learn to effectively communicate complex ideas, opinions, and arguments. You will engage in meaningful dialogue, debate, and research while traveling with a close-knit team of friends.

Competition is open to TCU undergraduates of all majors and experience levels. If you competed in high school speech and debate, you will find that collegiate competition will offer a similar outlet for expression in a setting that will push you to reach a new competitive level. Prior competitive experience is not necessary, however. Many of our team members join with no prior speech experience and achieve great levels of success. You need only have an open mind, an interest in learning about new subjects, and a desire to perfect your communication skills.

We host open auditions for new team members three times each year (August, November, April). During your audition, you will be asked to prepare and present a short speech, and offer counter-arguments to a simple paragraph. If you are interested in an audition time or more information about the team, please email Dr. Amorette Hinderaker at