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Prospective Team Members

How can I audition?

Prior to the school year an interested high school or college student can audition for the UIC Forensics Program by sharing a video of themselves performing and/or speaking, along with a forensics resume, with Vance Pierce (

Share videos on YouTube, preferably. Videos should be between 5-10 minutes long. If you needs more information or ideas on how to create a video or audition material, they can reach out to Lavontae Morrow and Ana Izquierdo recruitment coordinators. Students will be notified as soon as possible whether or not they made the team.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to email Vance or our Recruitment Coordinators. (

What is the commitment like?

Competing in college forensics is a time commitment. The UIC team is a nationally competitive program with developing a tradition of forensics excellence, however our program encourages our members to have a diverse and well-rounded college experience that puts academics first while valuing engagement on campus and in the community.

Are there any other commitments besides tournaments?

Yes. You are expected to be a student attending class. You are also expected to attend weekly team meeting/practice session and meet with the coaches for your respective events weekly.

Contact Director
Vance Pierce:

Team Notes

We look forward to hearing from you as the UIC team is like a family. We are a team that reflects our campus in terms of diversity and inclusivity. If you have a passion for public speaking and advocacy we are your home.