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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

The cadet regiment stands on the Drillfield in dress uniforms. The Pylons and War Memorial Chapel are in the background.

Global, ethical leaders.
Now ... more than ever.

We trace our history to the founding of Virginia Tech in 1872, but our experience is modern, agile, and unlike anything else offered on campus. We are a four-year, full-time leader development program focused on building teamwork, character, and problem-solving skills that make a difference in today's world.

Choose Your Path

In the Military-Leader Track, you will train to commission as a military officer after graduation. You will be eligible to earn national ROTC scholarships. In the Citizen-Leader Track, there is no military obligation. You will apply the leadership skills you’ve learned directly to your first job.

A cadet sits in the cockpit of a plane.

An Air Force ROTC cadet poses in front of an aircraft.

Beyond the Classroom

Are you looking for a challenge for your college experience? Are you interested in leadership development and lifelong camaraderie?

Alumni and Friends

Active and engaged alumni are an integral part of the Corps' success, whether they return to speak to cadets about their leadership experiences, volunteer for or attend Corps events, serve as Class Champions, or, most importantly, become a mentor to cadets.

Boston College game Hokie Hero: U.S. Army Capt. William Chung ’15 is deployed to Afghani-stan.

A Corps alumnus holds up a Virginia Tech flag while standing on an aircraft.

Corps Event Calendar

Exciting Scholarship News!

All cadets (including incoming new cadets) with a current FAFSA on file can receive a $1,000 Emerging Leader Scholarship. Upperclass cadets must be in good standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above to be awarded this scholarship. The Corps can also provide additional assistance with unmet need after financial aid has been awarded. Rising juniors and seniors in good standing with a current FAFSA and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above will receive an additional Horizon Fund scholarship of $3,500. Instead of an Emerging Leader Scholarship, some cadets in good standing may qualify for commandant scholarships, which are awarded on a merit or need basis for up to $5,000. For unexpected and emergent needs, the Commandant’s Scholarship Response Fund is available to aid cadets. Also, cadets taking winter or summer semester classes can also apply for scholarships, valued at up to $3,000.