Army ROTC – Cornell University
101 Barton Hall, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853
Army ROTC is available to SUNY Cortland students under a partnership arrangement with the Army ROTC Battalion at Cornell University. By enrolling in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, students at SUNY Cortland are afforded opportunities to complement their study in one of the College’s academic majors with training that can lead to receiving a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation. The curriculum emphasizes techniques of organizing, motivating and leading others and is sufficiently flexible to be incorporated easily into the overall curriculum plan of a student. Army ROTC prepares students to develop those skills necessary to be a successful leader in the Army.
The Army ROTC four-year program of instruction consists of a two-year basic course for freshmen and sophomores and a two-year advanced course for juniors and seniors. Students may enroll in the program at any time up to and including the second semester of the sophomore year.
Students may sign up for one military science course and its applicable practical leadership training (PLT) each semester. Students taking MLS classes must also participate in the applicable PLT. The number of hours a week spent in the classroom varies from semester to semester, as does the credit received for each course. Freshmen and sophomore classes will be taught at a location to be determined near the SUNY Cortland campus. Junior and senior courses will meet every Tuesday afternoon at Cornell University.
Students at SUNY Cortland may take ROTC classes without enrolling in ROTC. Those students seeking a commission in the Army by enrolling in ROTC should contact the Cornell University ROTC Office at the address above.