Understand the rules at the Capitol Forensics Club

General Conduct

Our Christian values lead us to give ourselves a code of ethics to follow.  At Capital Forensics Club, following these rules will be expected of you. 

Public Displays of Affection

We are a homeschool speech and debate club in Southwest Austin whose goal is facilitating building communication, logic and thinking skills in students so that they are equipped to be engaging, winsome abmassadors for Christ in a world that needs the message of the gospel.  Christ-like attitudes and a Christian worldview are at the center of everything we do.  Our forum is National Christian Forensics and Communication Association (NCFCA), which is a competitive homeschool speech and debate league, so these skills are in part developed through very competitive tournaments.  Despite the fact that this is a competitive activity, students learn to focus on Christian character, grace, and humility.  

Dress Code

At club meetings, be sure to wear modest, comfortable clothing.  Some speeches require a lot of motion, and we want you and others to feel comfortable. That being said, we discourage you from wearing low-cut or tight fitting materials, as well as anything else which would prevent you from performing your best.
At tournaments, business attire is a requirement.  For boys, this means a suit and tie along with nicely groomed hair.  For girls, this means a nice blouse with a jacket and either a skirt or dress pants.  A nice, modest dress with a jacket is also an option.