About Us

Faith and Forensics

  • Family-like community
  • Advocating core values
  • Annual team-building retreat
  • Openness to diverse traditions

A Commitment to Excellence

  • ‚Äč#1 ranked speech team among Catholic universities (National Forensic Association, 2013)
  • 15th in the nation (National Forensic Association, 2013)
  • 2nd in the state (Indiana Forensic Association, 2013)

Dedicated People

  • 10-15 students from all majors
  • All experience levels welcome
  • 5 active coaches

Speech-Life Balance

  • A school-first philosophy
  • 12 tournaments per year
  • Rarely compete on Sundays

Emphasis on Academics

  • Three coaches with doctoral degrees
  • Teaching process over shortcuts
  • Real-world application
Dr. George and Dante

A Franciscan Tradition

  • Peace and Justice
  • Responsible Stewardship
  • Reconciliation
  • Dignity of the Individual


  • All travel costs covered by the university
  • “Dress for Success” scholarships available
  • Celebrated on campus

Extra Opportunities

  • High school speech team coaching
  • Tutoring in the Speaking Center
  • Social events like tailgating and holiday parties

Speech Team Scholarships

  • Typically $5,000 per year for four years
  • Require relevant experience and academic potential
  • Apply online: www.marian.edu/forensics

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For More Information

Contact Dr. George LaMaster at george@marian.edu or 317.955.6215.


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