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These cadets are out supporting their fellow battalion members at the Indiana University Little 500 bike race.

Students Supporting their Little 500 Team

These cadets are out supporting their fellow battalion members at the Indiana University Little 500 bike race.

“ ROTC gives you the motivation and discipline to succeed in life. ”

Matthew Taylor, Indianapolis, IN

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

World Class Leadership Development Program

IU Army ROTC enhances your degree and helps you excel during and after college. You’ll quickly gain the confidence and self-discipline you need to succeed in your classes at IU. You’ll acquire leadership skills that will prepare you for a lifetime of successes. And, you’ll earn opportunities to serve your country as an officer, either full-time on active duty or part-time while pursuing a civilian career.

Being a “Screaming Bison” Battalion member

Means, that you will be in the company of a diverse group of people from all across the country.  People who were class presidents, varsity athletes,club presidents, or National Honor Society members. Your courses will include Military Science, Leadership Development, and Field Training.

Cadets Campus Life

Bison Battalion members are normal students just like everyone else. They carry a normal class load each semester and have an academic major. The battalion meets once a week for a leadership laboratory, along with the irregular ROTC academic classes. Most labs cadets wear their uniforms, and conduct military training. Students may take ROTC as an elective course,academic minor, or enter and pursue the entire program, which ends with being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.