Michigan State University
During the MSU homecoming parade, Spartan Cadets take time to pose with the local girl-scout troop. As a Cadet, you will have many opportunities to partake in fun activities such as Homecoming, Big Flag, Ranger Challenge, Color Guard and many others.

Homecoming Parade

During the MSU homecoming parade, Spartan Cadets take time to pose with the local girl-scout troop. As a Cadet, you will have many opportunities to partake in fun activities such as Homecoming, Big Flag, Ranger Challenge, Color Guard and many others.

“ ROTC has given me the chance to challenge myself and consistently reach my full potential. ”

Cadet Katherine Lamb,New Orleans, LA

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.

Ranger Challenge

Ranger Challenge is a national event that takes place every year.  Schools from around the country compete with each other in many different challenges.  Cadets will take a PT test, work as a team in constructing a one rope bridge, undergo a land navigation test, and many other mentally and physically demanding challenges. 

Color Guard

Every Cadet will have the opportunity to participate in color guard.  They will present the Nation’s colors during the National Anthem at most home sporting events and will then gain free entry as a thank you.  You will have the opportunity to conduct color guard at MSU football, basketball and hockey games.

Intramural Sports

IM sports are integrated into ROTC at MSU in order to develop leaders who are athletic and confident.  You will have the opportunity to play on the Army ROTC team in many different sports.  In recent years, volleyball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, softball and dodge ball have all been successful teams.