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The University of Illinois at Chicago Forensics Program is an intercollegiate speech team. We represent UIC at regional and national speech competitions (similar to the UIC basketball, track and other athletic teams).

Forensics is the study and practice of public speaking, oral interpretation and debate. Speakers and performers seek to move, persuade or inspire their audience.

While less than a decade old, the UIC Speech has been one of the most successful teams in UIC’s history ranking in the top 15 of teams in the nation; even earning the 2021 National Speech Championship’s National Title for programs that do not offer scholarships.

UIC Forensics Resource Page

Current Leadership

  • Vance Pierce

    Director of Forensics

  • Maleeha Rasheed

    President

  • Jaron Cano

    Vice President

  • Zoe Bridges

    Secretary / Treasurer

  • Lavontae Morrow

    Social Chair / Historian

Coaching Staff

  • Vance Pierce

    Director of Forensics

  • Amanda Colbert

    Coach

  • Brianna Willis

    Coach

  • Eric Long

    Coach

  • Jacoby Cochran

    Coach

  • Jacob Krol

    Coach

  • Michael Martinez

    Coach

  • Sunny Serres

    Coach

Past Presidents

  • Onyinye Udeogu

    2020 – 2021

  • Jacob Krol

    2019 – 2020

  • Michael Martinez

    2016 – 2019

History & Results

UIC Forensics In The Media