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Cadets support University initiative on campus safety during "Light the Night"

“ An army ROTC Cadet has more opportunities to be involved on campus then most SU students. During the week, and during breaks in class schedules, cadets participate in the Meals on Wheels program in the Syracuse Area delivering meals to shut-in or elderly residents. On the weekends there are several community service events such as Adopt-A-Highway, Special Olympics and Veterans Hospital visits. ROTC provides cadets with a connection to the Syracuse community off the SU hill. ”

Ffitch, Elise MS IV, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania


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.


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.

Goon Squad

Each Fall, several cadets participate in Orientation Week activities held oncampus. The Goon Squad is the group designated to assist all new andincoming students move into their dorm rooms. This is a great way forcadets to meet new students and welcome them to Syracuse University.

Military Ball

Every spring the Cadet Corps participates in a Military Ball. This is aformal ceremony that focuses on Army traditions. Cadets dress in theirfinest uniforms for this social event.

Commissioning Ceremony

Annually, several cadets are commissioned into the United States Army duringceremonies held on campus. Families, friends, University Presidents andother distinguished guests take part in the commissioning ceremony.