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Shaw University ROTC


The mission of the ROTC is to commission the future officer leadership of the United States Army and motivate young people to be better Americans. Army ROTC develops self-discipline, responsibility, and he confidence necessary to succeed in the Army or in a civilian career through recruiting, selecting, motivating, training, and retaining students who possess leadership potential.

ROTC graduates are leaders, thinkers and decision-makers. They meet problems head-on and solve them quickly. They know how to adapt to situations and take charge. They will find that their background and experience in ROTC can be a valuable asset if they decide to pursue a civilian career or career in the Army. The practical experience they gain by completing the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) will be invaluable to them as they continue their career path.

Instruction is structured to develop and assess the following characteristics within students:  

  • A strong personal integrity and a sense of duty
  • A strong sense of individual responsibility and accountability
  • An understanding of the  principles of leadership, time management, and organizational structures
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • A general knowledge of the historical development of the U.S. Army and its role in support of national objectives
  • An understanding of military life as a commissioned officer to include opportunities and obligations
  • Development of cadets’ ethical and moral perspective
  • The ability to apply principles of leadership, management, and tactics  

If you would like more information on Army ROTC please click here.   

Stephen Johnson
Recruiting Operations Officer
Army ROTC, Falcon Battalion
Tel: (919 )546-8474 | (919) 324-5927

Air Force ROTC

Shaw students are eligible to participate in Air Force ROTC! The Air Force ROTC curriculum is currently only offered to Shaw students through the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) agreement. This agreement simply allows Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (Meredith College, William Peace University, Saint Augustine's University and Shaw University) to form a consortium through which they provide, ordinarily without extra tuition cost, their collective educational resources to students at each of the five institutions.

Under this agreement Shaw students may take courses at any of the other four campuses. These courses are available for general enrichment and used to strengthen particular majors, to enhance career training, and to earn an additional minor, major, or degree.

Shaw students interested in Air Force ROTC are eligible to enroll at NC State University's Air Force ROTC program through the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges consortium. This program is offered through Air Force ROTC Detachment 595 located in Reynolds Coliseum, Room 133. This program provides students an opportunity to learn about the Air Force and how to become an effective leader in military or civilian life.

Air Force ROTC provides students an opportunity to earn a commission as a second lieutenant while completing a degree like any other "normal" college student.

Individual Aerospace Studies courses may be taken without incurring any type of military commitment and the entire two-year basic course may be taken without obligation. Normally, no military commitment is established until completion of the two-year basic course, unless, you accept an Air Force ROTC Scholarship before completion of the two-year basic course. Completion of the advanced course work does require accepting a commission.

Scholarships are offered through Air Force ROTC. You must meet or exceed all eligibility requirements. Air Force ROTC scholarships are merit based and include a textbook allowance and a nontaxable monthly stipend.

To register for Air Force ROTC please see your registrar's office and follow all Cooperating Raleigh Colleges guidelines.