Cornell University
Each spring several cadets are commissioned into the United States Army during ceremonies held on campus. Families, friends, University Presidents and other distinguished guest take part in the commisioning as well as the ceremonial events.

Cornell Cadets taking the oath of office

Each spring several cadets are commissioned into the United States Army during ceremonies held on campus. Families, friends, University Presidents and other distinguished guest take part in the commisioning as well as the ceremonial events.

RANGER CHALLENGE

The Ranger Challenge is an opportunity for schools to "compete" with each other completing military tasks. In addition to a written examination where Cadets test their Army knowledge, there are physical fitness drills and field exercises. Battalions leave a Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.

PERSHING RIFLES

The National Society of Pershing Rifles gives Army ROTC Cadets the opportunity to develop to the highest degree possible. Cadets can take part in precision trick rifle drill teams that provide them with the outstanding traits of leadership, military bearing and discipline.

The Nation Honor Society of Scabbard and Blade

The National Honor Society of Scabbard and Blade of Cornell University focuses on bettering the cadet officer corps by focusing on professional development that goes above and beyond the normal ROTC curriculum. Advanced Course cadets from Army, Air Force, and Navy work together to study the officer profession in depth and also work with the local community to close the gap between civilians and the military.

The Society of Seal and Serpent

The Society of Seal and Serpent is an on-campus, independent, social fraternity that houses a significant number of ROTC cadets and midshipmen. The house provides a space for many cadets and midshipmen to socialize and study in order to allow for a greater bonding experience among the Tri-Service brigade of Army, Air Force, and Navy cadets and midshipmen.