The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association organizes speech activities in four general areas: debate, theater, individual events and original content. MIFA membership is all-inclusive, encouraging schools to participate in all of our speech activities.
Member Benefits Include:
Eligible to participate in team debate, individual debate, theatre, individual events and original content events
Professional Development and Training for coaches and judges
Access to resources such as instructional and informational material for all MIFA activities
Mentoring and support from MIFA staff, board, and committees for your program year-round
Who can become a MIFA member? Any Michigan high school, junior high school, or middle school may become a member of the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association.
Individual Affiliates At The MIFA, we believe that speech activities should be available to everyone. Therefore, any individual student enrolled in a middle school or high school in Michigan which is NOT a member of MIFA may apply to become an Individual Affiliate of MIFA and become eligible to participate in MIFA events. Please follow these steps to become an Individual affiliate: 1. Fill out the Individual Affiliate Application - HERE 2. Pay the Individual Affiliate Fee online - HERE
You will receive an email with welcome materials within 72 hours of filling out the Individual Affiliate form from our Membership Coordinator.
If you are considering joining MIFA but are not ready to fill out an application, contact our knowledgeable staff who are waiting to help! Email the Membership Coordinator.