IU Army ROTC
Indiana University is a world-class institution with a phenomenal reputation.
Here you will enjoy opportunities to learn from some of the greatest minds in their chosen fields of study. There will be world-class speakers brought to Bloomington to provide you with their outlooks on world affairs. There are opportunities to learn languages that are not taught anywhere else in America. And you will have the opportunity to learn from classmates from all 50 states and over 120 countries.
Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) at Indiana University is a world-class leadership development program that offers challenging, hands-on training to build confidence and character while developing leadership skills for future success.
No Obligation College Elective (First Two Years)
Students can participate in IU Army ROTC obligation-free for the first two years. Army ROTC is a college elective you can try out for up to two years with no obligation. Unlike traditional college programs, Army ROTC gives you a wide range of experiences while you work toward a degree. You’ll combine classroom time with hands-on experience, learning skills that are sure to give you an edge over your peers when it comes time to look for a job. Whether you’re planning a career in the Army or the corporate world, Army ROTC is a smart elective course to take.
Diverse Group of Students
As part of Army ROTC, you’ll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests. Past and present members include men and women who were presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society.
Many prominent Americans got their start through Army ROTC. The program has produced two U.S. Secretaries of State, innumerable business and civic leaders and a female astronaut. Among the more famous graduates of the program are Colin Powell, Sam Walton, George Marshall, Lou Holtz and James Earl Jones.
The United States Military is the most respected institution in America (Harris Poll), and military officers are the third most respected profession, ranking just behind doctors and scientists (Harris Poll). There is no greater sacred trust bestowed upon a U.S. citizen than that which is conferred upon military officers.
U.S. Army Officer
Those who decide to make a commitment are further groomed for military service as an Army officer, receiving a Second Lieutenant’s commission upon graduation. Qualified students willing to make the commitment are eligible for scholarships and other monies to help pay for college. Our program of instruction has been refined over many years to impart to college students the skills it will take to lead others and to defend the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens.