Department of Communication Studies

UNI Forensics

Welcome to UNI Forensics


debate team 2013UNI Forensics is the home of the intercollegiate speech and debate competition teams. Not only are we the oldest student activity at Northern Iowa, but also we are also the only college or university in Iowa to offer students the opportunity to compete in both debate and speech. We are proud of this distinction and strive to excel in both areas.

UNI Forensics has students from disciplines all across campus.  Students have access to a variety of resources, including:

  • Fully wired squad room with laptop and desktop computers
  • Individualized coaching
  • Merit-based and need-based scholarships
  • Travel fees paid (registration, hotel, and meal stipends) for tournament participation

Please read more about teams past and present, learn about the benefits of joining the team, and keep in touch with us through our alumni network. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the coaching staff.

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University of Northern Iowa Speech and Debate.