Individual Affiliate Application

This form is to be filled out by the Parent/Guardian of the Individual Affiliate applicant.

All questions throughout this process can be emailed to members@themifa.org

Any individual student enrolled in a middle school or high school in Michigan which is NOT a member of MIFA may become an Individual Affiliate of MIFA and become eligible to participate in MIFA events.

The parent or legal guardian of any student may seek access by paying the $99 fee per student and by filling out the form attached. All individual events are open to any individuals, but all team events are open only to individuals from the same non-member school.

The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association sponsors speech activities in six general categories: debate, legislative debate, public forum debate, theatre, film festival and individual events. Individuals are encouraged to participate in all six of the general categories. We hold State Tournaments in eight categories: Novice Policy Debate (High School), Varsity Policy Debate (High School), Legislative Debate (both Novice and Varsity, High School), Theatre (High School), Individual Events (Both Middle Level and High School), Film Festival (High School) and Public Forum Debate (Both Middle Level and High School).

The membership fee is determined by action of the Forensic Council; fees are due on or before November 1. New memberships will be accepted at any time.

A separate application should be filled out for each student.

FREE BONUS: All affiliates whose dues are paid in full before October 1 are entitled to one FREE entry in the MIFA Coaches Workshop at Dexter High School on October 4. This free workshop will allow you to get a head start on a variety of aspects of your MIFA membership. From how to signup for tournaments, to fundraising, to specific event information and rule changes, this beginning of the Year Coaches Workshop will be valuable to the inexperienced and experienced coach as well. First coach is free, additional coaches and assistant coaches will be $25 per person. The link to register for the workshop is on the MIFA Website.