What is ROTC
Leadership Skills That Last a Lifetime
Army ROTC is a series of elective classes you take along with your other college classes. It gives you the leadership tools you need to succeed in any complex, demanding, and competitive environment--not just the military. ROTC graduates go on to not only serve as officers in the military, but are highly prized by Fortune 500 companies when they leave the service.
Along with unparalleled leadership training, Army ROTC can help pay your college tuition. If you selected, the Army ROTC Scholarship can cover 100% of your tuition and fees (including non-resident rates) plus a $1200 per year book allowance. There are also monthly allowances of $300-$500 available, as well as bonuses for foreign language studies and paid overseas summer internships.
ROTC cadets are involved in every activity college has to offer: fraternities, sororities, student government, clubs, church and volunteer groups, collegiate sports and intramural sports, etc.--with ROTC you will still have a full college experience. The difference is that when you graduate you will trained as a leader and be prepared to lead others in solving complex problems, building and motivating teams to accomplish challenging goals, and making decisions that others will depend on. Your will have options of making the Army a full-time job (with a starting salary of over $52,000 per year), or serving one weekend a month while you pursue a civilian career or further education.
Who We're Looking For
Students who excel in the Army ROTC program are students who want something more out of their college experience. Generally, these students are scholars who keep their grades up, athletes who are physically active, and leaders who aren't afraid of taking on ownership and responsibility. There are no prerequisites to begin the program, but to complete ROTC and earn a commission requires:
- Full-time college enrollment pursuing a bachelors or masters degree
- Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA
- US citizenship
- Pass a Department of Defense physical exam
- Not a single parent
- Under age 34 when you graduate
- No felonies or domestic violence convictions
Enrolling in freshman or sophomore level ROTC classes does not involve a commitment to Army service. Students who continue ROTC in their junior year--or who receive an ROTC scholarship--must agree to complete a period of service with the Army after they graduate. There are a number of ways to complete this military obligation, including serving at least 3 years on Active Duty or serving as a part-time officer (one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer) in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard.
Fall 2016 Enrollment
August 24-September 5, 2016
You can still enroll in the ROTC class for Fall 2016!
Freshmen: Add Military Science 131 (2 credits) to your schedule
Soph/Juniors: Contact the Military Science Department
October 27, 2016
For current Shippensburg ROTC cadets.
37th Annual 5k/10k Race
October 29, 2016
Held annually on Homecoming Weekend, this fun race
is run on and around the Shippensburg University
campus, with a portion of the proceeds going to the
Wounded Warrior Project.
Annual Officer-Ship Seminar
November 12, 2016
9am - 12pm in Grove Hall (Room 101)
This seminar is designed to give high school Juniors,
Seniors, and their parents detailed, in-depth
information about college ROTC, the ROTC Scholarship
process, and careers as an Army Officer.
Registration opens October 1, 2016
Dr. Joseph Hasper
ROTC Enrollment Officer
Wright Hall 207
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
For pay, contract, and travel issues contact:
Mr. Byron Stouffer
Wright Hall 206
For uniform or equipment issues contact:
Mr. Rodney Oberbroeckling
Wright Hall 018