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About Southern University ROTC


Our Objectives


The objectives of the Southern University and A&M College Army Senior Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is to train, motivate and prepare select Cadets with potential to serve as Commissioned Officers in the Regular Army, United States Army Reserve, or the Louisiana Army National Guard. The program is designed to provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of military art and science, and to develop leadership and managerial potential in the Cadet. A strong sense of personal integrity, honor, individual responsibility, and an appreciation of the requirements for national security are instilled throughout the Jaguar Battalion. Attainment of these objectives will prepare Cadets for commissioning and establish a sound basis for their future professional development and effective performance in the United States Army or civilian life.


Army ROTC is a unique college elective. It not only teaches you the technical skills used in the Army, but also the leadership skills necessary for success. The credits received from ROTC classes are applied toward your diploma. And when you graduate, in addition to your diploma, you'll receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. ROTC also awards scholarships - based solely on merit - to hundreds of students each year.

ROTC training goes beyond the typical college classroom. You could be leading your classmates on a tactical "mission", or taking part in outdoor adventure training designed to improve your ability to solve problems under stress.

You'll learn skills you would expect to find in an Army officer including how to motivate co-workers, cope with the unexpected, and organize large, complex tasks. But you'll also learn skills in demand today in the civilian and business world such as teamwork, tact, and effective communication. You'll learn from experienced Army officers and noncommissioned officers and, in time, help pass on what you've learned to newer students as well.