University of Kansas
Cadet Ryan Dittmer exits the pool after successfully completing combat water survival training.

Will to Win

Cadet Ryan Dittmer exits the pool after successfully completing combat water survival training.

“ Life at Kansas University as an Army ROTC cadet is extremely beneficial. Cadets meet in the classroom setting once a week to learn the warrior skills and tactics they will need as an officer. Then we meet once again on Thursdays to put these skills into practice during our Battalion training labs. The lessons learned during my life as a cadet are ones I will never forget. ”

Cadet Chris Patterson , Columbus, GA

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 JayHawk Battalion

means you'll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests; individuals who are engaged, active, and enjoy a challenge. Your courses will include Leadership Development, Military Skills and Adventure Training.

Cadets around the KU campus

are regular students just like everyone else on campus. They take a regular schedule of classes and have an academic major. Once a week they meet together as a group for leadership laboratory, along with their regular ROTC academic class meetings. During lab they wear military uniforms and conduct military and leadership training. Students can take ROTC as an elective course, an academic minor, or pursue the entire program, which culminates in a commission as a Second Lieutenant - an Army officer.