Welcome to Army ROTC at Virginia Tech. The Reserve Officer Training Corps is a college elective that develops Leadership Skills in our students as they prepare for Military Service. Army ROTC offers a commission as a second lieutenant in either the Active Duty Army or Reserve Forces in a variety of career fields including Combat Arms (Aviation, Armor, Artillery, Infantry, or Engineers), Combat Support, and Combat Service Support branches. There are two-, three-, and four-year scholarship programs available. Some cadets choose to join the National Guard or the Army Reserve while in Army ROTC, thus qualifying them for the Montgomery GI Bill benefits, in-state tuition (VANG) and other exciting benefits. 

Virginia Tech is one of the United States' six Senior Military Colleges and one of two such programs at a predominantly civilian university. As a graduate of a Senior Military College, a medically qualified cadet successfully completing all ROTC requirements is virtually assured of obtaining an active duty commission.  A few cadets each year earn a reserve forces duty commission.  These future lieutenants will serve as a commissioned officer in either the U.S. Army Reserve or the Army National Guard. 

Virginia Tech Army ROTC promotes "Hokie Strong" - the unique combination of Army Strong with Hokie Spirit and Ut Prosim.



Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets is a 24-hour leadership laboratory that has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university in the U.S. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. about. Need more information? Visit the VTCC web page.

Spend the Night

VTCC night

Shadowing a cadet is a great way to learn first-hand what the Corps is really like. Apply to spend the night and you'll get to:

  • Attend classes with your host cadet
  • Eat at our dining halls
  • Have fun at physical training (PT)
  • Take a tour of campus
  • Learn freshman protocol



High School seniors can apply for Army ROTC scholarships online at www.goarmy.com between June 1 at the end of their junior year & Dec 1st of their senior year.

Army ROTC scholarships awarded to high school students are not tied to a specific school.  Scholarship winners choose any university they’ve been accepted to that has both Army ROTC and the degree that the scholarship is tied to. But, you can’t be awarded a scholarship if you don’t apply!