SUBJECT: Expectations and Requirements for Individuals Participating in Army ROTC
Army ROTC Cadets must earn a 2.5 GPA in order to qualify to receive a scholarship. Army ROTC Cadets must earn at least a 2.0 GPA per academic term and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to avoid administrative suspension, probation, and a loss of scholarship benefits.
Army ROTC Cadets must maintain a 2.0 GPA in ROTC studies, both cumulatively and each academic term.
Contracted Army ROTC Cadets must be considered a full-time student with 75% of their classes in traditional classroom settings in order to retain scholarship eligibility. Additionally, contracted Army ROTC Cadets must maintain 12 credit hours of letter-graded classes before they will take a class Pass/Fail, therefore a Cadet must register and maintain 12 credit hours of classes before they may register for a Pass/Fail class.
An Army ROTC Cadet that withdraws from a class or receives an incomplete grade will be placed on academic suspension if they fall below a 2.0 GPA either cumulatively or for the academic term and/or fall below 12 credit hours for the academic term. A Cadet may not withdraw from a class if, by withdrawing, they do not maintain 12 credit hours for the academic term.
If an Army ROTC Cadet receives an incomplete grade, that Cadet will have two (2) weeks in which to complete the requisite course work to receive a letter grade or will be placed on academic suspension.
All contracted Army ROTC Cadets, unless on a leave of absence (LOA), must register for an MS Class, Leadership Lab, and Physical Fitness Training every academic term.
Army ROTC Cadets will attend all classes, labs, and PT sessions. Cadets will notify their instructor prior to any class, lab, or PT session if they will not be able to attend. Failure to notify the instructor will constitute an unexcused absence. Three or more unexcused absences during an academic term will result in the Cadet receiving a failing grade.
Contracted Army ROTC Cadets will take a record Army Physical Fitness Test every academic term. Failure to pass a record Army Physical Fitness Test will result in an administrative suspension, probation, and a loss of scholarship benefits.
Army ROTC Cadets will maintain a professional appearance in accordance with Army Regulations 600-9 and 670-1 at all times.
Army ROTC Cadets will conduct themselves as future officers at all times. Army ROTC Cadets will address all Officers as “Sir” or “Ma’am” and all Non-Commissioned Officers as “Sergeant.” When outside and in uniform, Cadets will salute and greet all officers, including officers of other military branches.
Contracted Army ROTC Cadets are required to participate in the two Field Training Exercises scheduled in the Fall and the Spring every academic year. Schedule conflicts will be brought to the attention of the Cadets MS advisor at least two weeks in advance.
All Army ROTC Cadets are required to take one Military History course prior to commissioning. Cadets that do not satisfy this requirement will not receive their commission and will have to repay the cost of advanced education assistance provided by the Army. See attached Memorandum for Record for a list of classes that satisfy this requirement.
Army ROTC Cadets that are participating in a CO-OP will notify their MS Advisor and the HRA as soon as possible in order to complete the requisite paperwork. Cadets will not schedule a CO-OP for the academic term before they attend LDAC.
Army ROTC Cadets will not consume or possess alcohol if they are under 21 years old. Consumption or possession of alcohol by an individual under the age of 21 is a criminal offense under NY State Law and is a violation of US Army Cadet Command regulations. Additionally, the consumption or possession of alcohol is prohibited in all RIT residence halls regardless of age. Failure to abide by these laws and regulations may result in academic suspension, probation, or disenrollment from the ROTC program.
All Army ROTC Cadets are required to submit a signed and update 104-R, that has been verified by their military instructor and signed by their academic advisor, No Later Than (NLT) the end of the 2nd week of each new academic year.
All Army ROTC Cadets will print and sign their name below indicating that they have read and understand this memorandum detailing the program’s expectations and requirements.
The point of contact for this memorandum is MAJ Nicholas Graham, the Battalion Executive Officer, at 585.475.5550 or email@example.com.