Welcome to the George R. Brown Forensics Society


The George R. Brown Forensics Society is Rice University's competitive intercollegiate speech and debate team. Founded in 1984, the society replaced the original Rice Forensics Society, which existed from 1954 to 1964. The debate team is housed in the School of Humanities, but includes students from all majors at Rice. The team represents Rice by competing in speech and debate tournaments throughout the United States. The George R. Brown Forensics Society has a strong tradition of success. The society has brought home numerous national championships. Most recent was the Jarvis Sam's 2013 national championship in Communication Analysis.

Despite Early End to Season, Rice Speech and Debate Wraps Up Very Successful Year

The George R. Brown Forensics Society, Rice Speech and Debate has had its season cut short due to Covid-19. Fortunately, the team was able to amass a very successful record in the first half of the semester, including winning 45 awards and finishing 4th in the nation in debate!

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Rice Speech and Debate Wraps Up Very Successful Year

Rice senior debate team places 2nd in nation

Two Rice seniors teamed to finish second in the nation at debate championship.

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George R. Brown Forensics Society
GRBFS teams to win second in nation

Rice speech and debate team finishes season in the top 5

The George R. Brown Forensics Society, Rice’s speech and debate team, finished its season as one of the top 5 teams in the country in the divisions in which it competes. The team is ranked No. 1 in speech and No. 4 in debate. Members won 62 awards in total this spring.

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Rice Speech and Debate Team Finishes Season in top 5
George R. Brown Forensics Society Team