Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Air Force ROTC

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at RHIT is offered through a crosstown agreement with Indiana State University and taught on the RHIT campus by active duty Air Force officers assigned as ROTC faculty. Credits earned in the program can count as free elective credit toward certain degree programs. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enroll in Air Force ROTC courses; however, entry into the Profession Officer Course is limited to qualified students who have been selected to pursue an Air Force commission. Students completing the entire program receive a commission and enter the active duty Air Force as a second lieutenant.

Scholarships can be earned to pay for tuition, textbooks, and laboratory fees. A tax-free monthly allowance, ranging from $300 to $500 per month, is also provided for the academic year. College students are eligible to apply for the In-College Scholarship Program. Three-year and two-year scholarships are also available for students pursuing particular Air Force careers or majoring in certain academic disciplines. Uniforms and books for Air Force ROTC classes are furnished at no charge to students.

Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary, service organization composed of cadets in the Air Force ROTC program. Cadets are selected for membership based on personal merit and academic achievement. The goal of this organization is to enhance the Air Force ROTC programs and project the image of the United States Air Force on campus and in the surrounding community. Silver Wings is a co-ed organization primarily composed of college students who are not cadets (although cadets can join). Membership is open to the entire student population and is based on personal merit. Silver Wings is a national, professional organization dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable, and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense.

Graduates of Air Force ROTC enter active duty Air Force as second lieutenants. They may pursue careers in technical or non-technical specialties, or as pilots, navigators, nurses, lawyers, and doctors. For more information please see, call 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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