Opportunities and the Advantages of Being Marco

We’re looking for students who want to represent the Marshall in a very fun way… by being Marco!


Marco is seen practically everywhere–at sporting events, university functions and as a “spokes-bison” at selected private events. You could be traveling with one of Marshall’s athletic teams as a part of the cheer squad, you might be representing your university¬†at an alumni reception or you could be helping blow out the candles at a birthday party. You never know what might come up!


Students selected to portray Marco will receive the following compensation:

  • $1,000 per semester scholarship
  • Free textbooks
  • Travel opportunities
  • Nike apparel, including shoes

Eligibility requirements to be MARCO

  • Must be a Marshall University student.
  • Must currently have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Cannot have any health issues that could be further exacerbated through the performance of the MARCO character. May be required to pass a physical fitness exam.
  • Must be covered by a personal medical insurance plan and an automobile insurance plan.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to commit a considerable amount of time and energy to portraying MARCO. Schedule flexibility is a must.