Traditional undergraduate students on a ROTC scholarship will receive a free room and board allowance.
ROTC Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Army ROTC?
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a program that teaches leadership and military skills which complement and enhance all academic majors. ROTC prepares college students for leadership responsibilities in the United States Army as a commissioned officer.
Who Joins Army ROTC?
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is home to the ROTC Golden Gopher Battalion. Students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the Twin Cities can participate in Army ROTC. They take regular classes on their home campus and they take ROTC leadership and military training classes on the U of M campus as members of the Golden Gopher Battalion. Concordia University cadets also get involved in student clubs and organizations, such as student government, volunteer groups, religious groups, intramural and varsity sports.
What Does Cadet Life Entail?
Being a cadet in Army ROTC is challenging, rewarding and fun. Cadets have to manage the demands of early morning physical training, ROTC classes and field exercises, college course work and extracurricular activities. Cadets who meet these challenges will be rewarded with enhanced skills and experience that will serve them well throughout their life. Camaraderie is another bonus. Cadets work side by side to accomplish more as a team than they could ever do as individuals. Joining ROTC is like joining a big family. Over the course of a cadet's career in ROTC he/she will build lifelong relationships with the other cadets they meet in our program.
How Will Army ROTC Benefit Me?
You will become a stronger person and a leader, which will help you be successful both during college and after graduation. You'll develop the confidence and self-discipline needed to achieve success in your college studies. You'll acquire leadership skills and credentials that will be sought after by employers when you graduate. And you'll earn opportunities to serve your country as an officer, full-time on active duty or part-time with the National Guard or Army Reserve as you pursue a civilian career.
How Do I Enter the Program?
Students who enter their sophomore year may double up on the basic classes or take four weeks of summer training (with pay) to catch up and enter the advanced course. Veterans and students serving in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard may qualify for advanced placement in the program.
What's the Obligation?
Introductory courses involve NO obligation as a freshman or sophomore and allow you to experience officer training and opportunities with no military commitment. Once you accept a scholarship or enter the advanced course, you make a commitment to serve as an officer in the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.