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ROTC at Rochester

The University of Rochester is proud to house a Navy ROTC program on campus and to offer Air Force and Army ROTC programs in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Each of the programs has separate application procedures, eligibility requirements, award schedules, and service obligations. Each program offers financial assistance to undergraduates, including full-tuition scholarships and stipends.

Rochester’s Air Force and Army ROTC programs are hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), less than five miles from Rochester’s River Campus. As a University of Rochester student participating in Air Force or Army programs, you will attend classes at Rochester and your ROTC classes at RIT.

Please refer to the following resources for additional information about each program:

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University of Rochester Navy ROTC Unit and Veteran’s Alliance | Veterans Day Run 2014

Air Force ROTC

A challenging program that develops leaders for the United States Air Force. Graduates are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants who serve in a variety of career fields.

Scholarship info
(585) 475-5258


Offers the broadest path for young men and women seeking to serve the nation as Army Officers. Graduates are commissioned as Lieutenants entering the Active Army.

Scholarship info
Contact: Donald C. Powell, Recruiting Operations Officer, Army ROTC, Rochester Institute of Technology
(585) 475-6817 or


Educates and trains young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Graduates are commissioned as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.

Scholarship info
Contact: Rosanne Sheldon, Unit Administrator
(585) 275-9028
Contact: Executive Officer
(585) 275-9032