Georgetown University
Hoya Program Cadets form tight bonds of friendship and professional respect while training, taking classes and hanging out.

Cadets return from a PT session

Hoya Program Cadets form tight bonds of friendship and professional respect while training, taking classes and hanging out.

“ When I first told my friends that I wanted to join the Army, they giggled and asked, “Why would a tiny little girl like you want to be in the Armed Forces? Isn’t that for big, tough guys?” Let me be the first to say, while I had my own reservations about how I would fit in, the Army, and Georgetown Army ROTC, is a program in which you can truly find your place. I have always wanted to serve in the Armed Forces, and this desire was strengthened by the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. As I began looking at colleges the next year, I encountered the Army ROTC program, which would allow me to further both my education and my goal of serving my country. I am now a sophomore at Georgetown University studying International Politics and Security and I am in my second year with the Hoya Program. The ROTC program has added another dimension to my college experience. The physical and field training I have done have not only prepared me to serve in the Army, they have made me a more well-rounded person. In my fellow cadets, in good times and bad, I have found a family away from home. Being a member of the Hoya Program has been one of the best choices of my life, and I couldn’t imagine college without it. ”

Allison Brown, Rochester, MI

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Being a part of the Hoya Program

Cadets in the Hoya Program from a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and places of origin. You’ll be in the company of Dean’s list scholars, marathon runners, varsity athletes, student body presidents and patriots. Despite the fact that Hoya Program cadets different universities (One of the five different schools that make up the Hoya Program: Georgetown University, The George Washington University, American University, Catholic University, and Marymount University), the cadets interact a great deal and form lasting friendships.

Physical Training

Physical fitness is a vital part of being a soldier, and an important factor of a healthy life. Cadets conduct physical training (PT) three times a week, at either Georgetown, George Washington or Catholic University. Cadets can also join the Ten Miler team (which trains to run the Army Ten Miler Run, held in Washington, DC every October) or the Ranger Challenge Team (which trains for the Ranger Challenge Competition, a combination of tactics and fitness, held every November) to supplement regular PT.

Personal Development Through Service

Army ROTC at the Hoya Program offers a wide variety of ways for cadets to improve themselves physically, emotionally, mentally and as citizens. By working together with cadre and other cadets in the classroom and in the field cadets test themselves, finding new strengths they didn’t realize they had. This personal development, this learning of your own limits and abilities will help you immeasurably, both in the Army and in your life.