PSCFA is an association which is dedicated to the mission of creating, maintaining and administering a program of inter-collegiate forensics in the Pacific Southwest area; to developing the field of speech communication through cooperation between the member colleges and universities; to constantly evaluating and improving the function of the events of forensics and to also evaluating the educational goals to which competitive speech communication is dedicated; to providing all students with an orientation in speech communication which will enable them to better order their own affairs; to extending forensics to all participants regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and/or disability; to providing means of education for directors of forensics by discussion of the problems of common professional interest; and in general to maintaining and advancing the ideals and standards of the speech communication profession.