For Parents

The ROTC program at Boston University prepares young men and women for highly demanding, responsible service in the armed forces of the United States in an era in which the United States is engaged in armed conflicts. All military and civilian personnel at Boston University associated with ROTC are deeply aware of this and recognize an obligation to be unambiguous in the acknowledgement of what the acceptance of an ROTC scholarship entails.

The University provides additional financial assistance (need-based) that augments that federally funded scholarship assistance. And University administrators recognize an obligation to ensure that the academic and administrative supports provided to ROTC by the University are worthy of the commitments made by cadets and midshipmen. An example would be our ensuring that cadets and midshipmen have full and frequent access to recreational/fitness facilities necessary for physical training. Our primary obligation is to ensure that the quality of academic preparation is very high. The University recently sought and received a grant to provide instruction in critical languages (Arabic, Hausa, Wolof, for example) to cadets and midshipmen.

We are proud to host cadets and midshipmen at Boston University and, of course, to welcome their parents to our campus and our community.