MSU Bear Battalion and ROTC logosDepartment of Military Science

Developing tomorrow's leaders

Student Opportunities and Services

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Student organizations

We encourage all cadets to participate in athletics, intra-mural sports, extracurricular activities, fraternity or sorority life, community service and other activities in order to fully experience college life. Cadets receive leadership credit toward the Bear Battalion and National Order of Merits Lists (OML) for their participation in sanctioned, extra-curricular and community leadership activities.

Listed below are student organizations specific to ROTC. This list is not intended to limit the number of active organizations or prohibit the initiation of new ones. Students interested in joining these organizations should contact the department office.

  • Pershing Rifles
  • Ranger Challenge

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Veteran Student Services

We are committed to helping veterans complete their degree and find their dream job. Through Veteran Student Services, veterans are afforded many perks including priority registration for classes, repayment of tuition for Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients, mentorship from veteran peer advisors and the opportunity to join a community of veterans.

Cadet Professional Field Training

While cadets are completing their initial leadership courses, they are afforded the opportunity to take specialized training in particular areas of military exercise. These cadet professional field training opportunities will sharpen your leadership skills and prepare you for your career as a commissioned officer.

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Accessing the tools for success

The Bear CLAW, located on the first floor of Meyer Library, connects you with a variety of academic resources:

  • Subject-area tutoring
  • Writing advice through the Writing Center
  • Study skill workshops
  • Undergraduate learning assistants and peer assisted study sessions
  • Employment and volunteer opportunities