ROTC, or Reserve Officers' Training Corps, is a college leadership program sponsored by the U.S. Military. Offered by all branches of the military except the Coast Guard, ROTC awards qualified students full-tuition scholarships as well as monthly stipends. ROTC students become commissioned officers upon graduation and fulfill an eight-year service obligation in the U.S. Armed Forces.

ROTC students receive curricular and field training in military science. Typical requirements include three hours of classroom instruction and three hours of physical fitness training per week, a one-hour weekly leadership lab, and one weekend field-training exercise per semester. ROTC courses do not transfer back to Brown and do not count toward degree requirements. ROTC courses taken after July 2015 are noted on the Brown transcript as non-credit courses.

ROTC programs for the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force are offered at over 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States.  Students who attend colleges that do not have ROTC chapters may participate in the program at another school near the college at which they matriculated.  Brown students may join the Patriot Battalion Army ROTC at Providence College, located in north Providence.

Click the Patriot Battalion link below for more information about the Army ROTC program at Providence College. Interested students may also contact ROTC at (401) 865-2025 or