UH Forensic Program

While a majority of other collegiate forensic programs focus solely on national awards and rankings, UH Forensics – which sponsors the UH Forensic Society  - realizes that it is uniquely positioned as part of an urban university in the seventh largest school district in the U.S., the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

To complement the school district’s resources to sponsor speech, debate, and theatre programs, UH Forensics offers a combination of on-campus educational events, community services and resources, and collegiate competitions for the UH Forensics Society. Some of the 60+ events and programs planned for FY2013 include:


  • Judging at Greater Houston K-12 schools
  • Volunteering to perform at orphanages, homeless shelters, & hospitals
  • Coaching students at schools with limited faculty/financial resources


  • Invitational forensic contests for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges/universities
  • Hosting events that appeal to multicultural groups represented in K-12 schools, such as speech/theatre contests in Spanish
  • Low-cost forensic workshops for inner-city and greater Houston students
  • Instructional seminars for inexperienced forensics coaches
  • District, state, and national forensics championship contests
  • Offering/directing summer camps for students


  • Local contests in Texas and Louisiana for members, regardless of experience
  • Regional competitions for students achieving local success
  • National contests for members capable of bringing recognition to UH