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UTNIF Individual Events

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Congratulations to Texas Speech, AFA National Team Champions and winners of 14 individual national championships in 2016!


NOTE: THE 2016 SPEECH SESSIONS ARE ALMOST AT CAPACITY FOR DORMING STUDENTS! Please contact JV Reed for information on waitlists and any available openings.

JV Reed, UTNIF Program Coordinator
E-mail: jvreed@austin.utexas.edu, Phone at (512) 471-5518.


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 25-Saturday, July 9, 2016
Extended Session: Saturday, June 25-Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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.