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​ ​available to Brown students through partnerships with nearby universities. For more information, please see Commissioning Programs <> at the Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs.

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