The United States Army
operates a Military Science & Leadership unit of the Reserve Officers'
Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Portland. The program is a
cooperative effort between the Army and the University. It provides
prerequisite leadership training qualifications for students desiring to earn
appointments as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, the United
States Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard. Army ROTC students pursue a
University degree in an academic discipline of their choice, incur no
obligation during their first two years of participation, and are not members
of the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard unless they are ROTC
classes are elective courses that use a combination of academics and hands-on
training to teach students leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. These
classes add management training, practical experience, and personal growth
opportunities to a student's university education. First and second-year
courses are open to any University student, and participation in ROTC only
requires a few hours a week--it won't interfere with a student's required
college curriculum (or social life).
In addition to on-campus
training, Army ROTC offers instruction in adventure training, (i.e., rappelling
and orienteering). Cadets may also participate in ROTC's varsity sport, Ranger
Challenge, which promotes physical conditioning, military training excellence,
and esprit de corps.
The programs offered by
ROTC are also designed to complement your college major, not overwhelm it, so
you will have plenty of time to take part in the rest of the university
experience. And the success of these ROTC programs here on The Bluff is
reflected in the number of students who participate-more than 200 Air Force and
over 70 Army cadets took part in these programs last year.
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