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UTNIF Individual Events

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NOTE: We are out of spaces for residential males for the 2014 UTNIF first session speech & cx camps! Please call 512-471-5518 if you wish to be placed on the waitlist. We still have some dorm spaces for residential females. We still have openings for all commuter (non-dorm) students. Session 2 debate programs are still accepting enrollments.

Why do so many students choose UTNIF for the summer forensic
education programs? Check out our staff listings to see why!


Main Session: Saturday, June 28-Saturday, July 12, 2014
Extended Session: Saturday, June 28-Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Check out our program information!

Click apply now to reserve your space, or contact:
JV Reed, UTNIF Program Coordinator
E-mail: jv.reed@mail.utexas.edu, Phone at (512) 471-5518.


The UT National Institute in Forensics was established in 1994, though the University of Texas forensic programs have been operating summer programs and short courses for high school students since the University Interscholastic League was formed out of the Debating League of Texas High Schools in 1913.

One of the oldest student programs at the University of Texas, the forensic program was organized on October 5, 1883 as the Athenaeum Literary Society, which established as its ultimate goal the “training and developing of its members in forensics” through “the awakening of a vital interest in cultural and literary pursuits and the discussion and explanation of current problems.” By 1909, the program expanded to pursue national intercollegiate contests by joining the Delta Sigma Rho National Forensic Honorary Society. Archival records show a continuing involvement in collegiate and high school competitions since the 1920’s.

We are immensely proud of our faculty and student alumni of the UTNIF! Please take a look around our website for more information by using the navigation tabs at the top of this page.