University of North Georgia


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.

NCAA Rifle Team

This competitive team shoots match-grade .22 caliber rifles and competes nationwide.
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Shooting Sports Team

This competitive team shoots match-grade AR15s, M9s, and shotguns and competes locally and at the All-Army Competition at Ft. Banning.

Blue Ridge Rifles

UNG's national champion silent rifle drill team performs and competes throughout the year. If precision is what you seek, BRR maybe the right place for you.

Mountain Order of Colombo

A cadet-only mountaineering club, it is infantry and mountain-warfare centric. If you like adventure, climbing and rappelling (and you're not afraid of heights) this is the club for you.
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Patriot Choir

A Cadet-only, all-male choir that performs throughout the year. If you have a golden voice, consider the Patriot Choir.
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This cadet-only organization replicates an infantry platoon that focuses on special operations warfare. If you want a career as an Army Ranger or Special Forces Officer, this is a fantastic training unit.
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Golden Eagle Band

This Cadet and civilian student organization is the oldest one on campus. We need musicians. If you're up to the challenge, the try out for the Band.
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Commissioning Ceremony

Each fall, spring, and summer, Cadets are commissioned into the United States Army during ceremonies held on campus. Families, friends, the University President, faculty and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning as well as the ceremonial "First Salute" tradition.

Tattoo Ceremony

The Tattoo Ceremony is held at the end of each semester to honor that semester's soon-to-be-commissioned Officers. Tattoo is a solemn ceremony carried out under the cover of darkness and filled with rich symbolism and Army traditions. It is a time for the entire Corps of Cadets to recognize those Cadets who are about to graduate and commission as Second Lieutenants. During the ceremony, the honorees receive a set of Second Lieutenant shoulder boards from the Professor of Military Science. The Corps is led onto the torch-lit drill field by UNG's Golden Eagle Band and the ceremony wraps up with a lone bugler playing Tattoo.