Code of Forensics Program and Forensics Tournament Standards for College and Universities

The American Forensics Association, as a professional organization for forensics educators, believes that forensics programs and tournaments are to provide environments where students become intelligent, effective and responsible advocates and communicators.

We believe in equality and fair play in all forensics competition, and believe that all tournaments should exist in an environment free of any behavior (whether verbal or nonverbal) which results in the harassment of any participant (whether student, coach, or judge).

We therefore promulgate the following Code of Forensics Program and Forensics Tournament Standards for Colleges and Universities in the hopes that the guidelines outlined here will serve to govern and regulate effectively the conduct of forensics competition in the United States.

Adopted 1982, Amended 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009.

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