Director: LTC Samuel Peffers Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Program (ROTC)
Department Office: Erickson Hall, room 641
Web site: http://www.rose-hulman.edu/Users/groups/AROTC/Public/HTML/index.html
Army ROTC is a program open to all full-time students at Indiana State University. It is not a degree program, although it complements any degree program. Upon completion of the course curriculum, students earn a commission as an officer in the Active or Reserve Component Forces.
The ROTC Program builds students’ leadership expertise, communication skills, and self-confidence. Leadership and management skills taught in ROTC are in high demand in the civilian market as well as the military. The program includes the Basic Course curriculum for freshmen and sophomores and the Advanced Course curriculum for juniors and seniors. On-campus Basic Courses focus on military leadership, basic military concepts, management techniques, and hands-on training in the laboratory sessions. There is no military obligation to take these courses. The Advanced Course concentrates on small team tactical operations as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership training, and command operations.
Qualified students must satisfy certain administrative requirements for enrollment and retention in the Advanced Course. There are several ways to accelerate the program if a student has missed taking some or all of the Basic Courses:
- ROTC offers the Leaders Training Course (LTC) for those motivated, qualified students who wish to commit to the program in the spring of their sophomore year and compete for an Army ROTC Scholarship for the remaining two years of college. Students who qualify and are selected to attend LTC make a contractual commitment and contract in the spring of their sophomore year with the Army ROTC Program. Students attend the LTC in the summer period prior to the fall semester of their junior year. Upon completion of LTC, students earn constructive ROTC credit for the Military Science I and II courses and are accelerated into the Advanced Course.
- Qualified students may seek permission to compress the freshmen and sophomore classes, allowing completion of the basic course in one year.
- Another option for acceleration into the Advanced Course is the Alternate Entry Option (AEO). Students pursuing this option must be highly motivated and physically fit, possess a 3.0 grade point average, and be approved by the professor of military science. Contracted junior cadets attend the Leadership Development and Assessment Course—Warrior Forge (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington, during the summer prior to the senior year.
Students who received ROTC training in high school and veterans should contact the ROTC Program office and university registrar concerning credit for part or all of the ROTC Basic Course. Graduate students who can commit to two full time years of graduate study should contact the Army ROTC Program office for more details.
Credits received as a result of successfully completing military science course work may count toward degree requirements as open electives. Grades received for military science course completion are included in cumulative grade point ratios.
Allowances and Incentives: Military science textbooks and uniforms, when appropriate, are furnished to the students without charge. Students enrolled and contracted into the Advanced Course receive a monthly stipend allowance during school year 2009-2010 of $450 each month; senior year cadets receive $500 each month. Cadets in attendance at the LTC and the LDAC receive an ROTC-based salary while in training.
Scholarships: The Department of the Army annually awards a limited number of four-, three-, and two-year Army ROTC Scholarships to qualified scholar-athlete student leaders. Awarded on merit, the scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books, laboratory fees, and related expenses, plus the monthly stipend, which ranges from $3,000 to $500 each month for up to ten months per year that the scholarship is in effect. Additionally, Indiana State University ROTC Scholarship recipients may (with professor of military science approval) receive an additional ISU incentive scholarship of $1,000 per school year for the years the Army ROTC Scholarship is in effect. The ISU scholarship is renewable, based on the student’s grade point average and the approval of the professor of military science.
Four-year scholarships are open to high school graduates prior to entering Army ROTC as freshmen. Any student enrolled at Indiana State University may apply for an on-campus three- or two-year scholarship based on merit and leadership potential. Full details on the scholarship program may be obtained by writing the Enrollment Officer or Professor of Military Science, U.S. Army ROTC Wabash Battalion, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47809, or by calling 812-237-3640 or 812-877-8345.