Become a Symbol of Strength

    The University of Louisville is a great school with lots of opportunities, and the Army ROTC Program is no different. Join our elite program and find out if you can become a "Symbol of Strength" for the Army. Looking for information on Army ROTC? Are you a: High School Student? College Student? National Guard Member? Army Reservist? Active Duty Soldier?

    When you become a part of Army ROTC, you’re not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated Cadets. But make no mistake, you’re a student first. You’ll have a college schedule like your fellow students, but you’ll also receive classroom and field courses that will challenge and excite you. Beyond that, you can take part in events and activities with fellow Cadets that will make your college experience even better.

    Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, and provide other monetary benefits.  The best part of the ROTC program is that it allows you to have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but then graduate as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

     Commitments

    Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of service with the Army.

    • You can serve full-time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners).
    • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part-time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.

    Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you have received an Army ROTC scholarship. Enroll now, try it out and gain valuable tools that can propel you in civilian or military career.

    • Physical Readiness Training (PRT)
    • Leadership Laboratories on Wed from 1500 to 1700
    • Military balls, known as the Dining In and Dining Out
    • Field Training Exercises (FTX)
    • Combat Water Survival Training

    Additionally, all Cadets attend Cadet Summer Training (CST) at Fort Knox, KY. Some Cadets will attend the Basic Leaders Course (Basic Camp) based upon their academic standing when they decide to enter the Army ROTC program. As well, all Cadets will attend the Advanced Leaders Course (Advance Camp) during the summer of their MSL III (Junior) year.