- Who can enroll in ROTC?
- Anyone can enroll in ROTC. All ROTC books, supplies, and equipment are provided at no cost.
- By enrolling in ROTC are you joining the Army?
- Students who enroll in ROTC don't automatically join the Army. They take ROTC classes which they receive credit. Courses are considered electives.
- Is there a military obligation through college and after?
- During the first two years, ROTC cadets have no military obligations (or the first yer in the case of scholarship winners).
- For most students, the start of your junior year is when you decide whether or not you want to pursue a commission in the Army. At this time you would sign a contract with the U.S. Army.
- After college, the obligation is four years active duty service or six to eight years in the National Guard or Reserve
- Can I participate in other activities while in ROTC?
- Yes! In fact, we highly encourage student to participate in other activities.
- Are there summer training requirements?
- Yes, the summer between your junior and senior years, all ROTC cadets attend the Cadet Leadership Course at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
- Is ROTC like "boot camp?"
- No, ROTC cadets are primarily students in college.
- Cadets do attend physical training (PT) classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30-7:30am.
- We do not cut anyone's hair but you must meet the Army appearance standards.
- Males: This may mean you have shorter hair than you currently have.
- Females: Hair must be up off the collar of the uniform.
- Will ROTC conflict with my other courses?
- Military Science courses are scheduled like other courses. We have a planned curriculum. If scheduling conflicts arise, the instructor will make every effort to work with you.
- Do i have to wear a military uniform while in ROTC courses?
- Yes, all cadets are required to wear a uniform during their ROTC classes, labs, and activities.
- Does ROTC offer scholarships?
- Scholarships are not based on financial need. They are awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government, or part-time work.