Forensic Falcons compete nationally in public speaking, oral interpretation, and reader’s theater. Although high school forensic experience helps, SIC coaches work closely with novice competitors.
The team consistently places in the top 10 at Phi Rho Pi (the national community college speech championship). The Forensic Falcons won the national title in 1986, 1997and 2005 and placed second in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008. Third place finishes include 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995 and 2001. The Falcons placed fourth in 2006.
- SIC has finished in the top 5 nationally for over 25 years.
- SIC has never been beaten by an Illinois Community College at national competition for 20+ years.
- SIC regularly defeats senior institutions at university tournaments.
- SIC was ranked a top 50 program nationally from BOTH two-year and four-year programs.