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.

The PSCFA is dedicated to excellence in communication, competition, and academic achievement. To promote student well-being and mental health at high levels of competition, the PSCFA encourages tournament directors to make every effort to promote mental health and student safety. This dedication should be materially expressed by tournament accommodations.