Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Air Force ROTC

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United States Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously attending college.  AFROTC classes are held on college campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; students can register through normal course registration processes.   AFROTC consists of four years of Aerospace Studies classes (Foundations of the USAF, Evolution of USAF and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies, and National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty), and a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year (where students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness, and practice military customs and courtesies).  College students enrolled in the AFROTC program (known as "cadets") who successfully complete both AFROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force. The AFROTC program is currently offered at Indiana State University (Detachment 218), but they have a crosstown agreement with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology that allows our students to enroll in AFROTC and become full-fledged cadet participants. For more information on AFROTC course descriptions, please review

For more information on the AFROTC program, please review

Phone: 812-237-2657 or e-mail


The RHIT Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program provides leadership training for students at Rose-Hulman and helps train officers for the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and U.S. Army National Guard. Army ROTC enhances a student's education and provides unique educational opportunities by combining leadership and management theory with actual hands-on experience. Army ROTC helps the student to develop self-discipline, physical stamina, and poise - the qualities basic to success in any career.

Army ROTC is an elective course, which can lead to a commission in the United States Army. Army ROTC is a program that can enhance education by providing unique leadership training, skills, and management experience. It helps develop the qualities necessary for success in either a military or civilian career. Students can earn a college degree and an Army Officer's commission at the same time.

Students may enroll in the Freshman and Sophmore level courses without any type of service commitment, and admission to upper division courses is contingent on obligation to military service. Numerous scholarship opportunities exist for both the active and reserve components of the Army for those who qualify.

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