Frequently Asked Questions


  • 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. 
The Program
  • 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?
    • Yes
    • 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.