Our motto - leaders in peace and war

Go beyond the classroom with the Army ROTC.

Campus Activities

The Ram Battalion is one of the most active in the Region.

rafting at Horsetoothreservoir

Zero Week

Want to see what Army ROTC is all about? Join us at orientation – there’s no obligation to the ROTC. To register, contact us.

push up crew on sidelines of game

Push-up Crew

With the crowd cheering them on, the Push-up Crew performs synchronized push ups in the end zone whenever the Ram football teams scores.

cadet with US flag

Color Guard

The team performs precision ceremonies at sporting events, graduation ceremonies, and VFW special events.

Bronze Boot Run

One of the longest standing traditions associated with CSU football –  CSU cadets meet University of Wyoming cadets at the state border to run the game ball to the host stadium.

Cannon being fired at sunset

Cannon Crew

When the Rams football team scores, the Crew fires a victory round from “Comatose”, our 75mm French Howitzer cannon.

commissioning ceremony

Formal Events

The Military Ball and Dining-In are traditional Army occasions.  Military personnel wear their dress uniforms and socialize with other cadets, cadre, and guests.

Battalion Activities

Travel off campus for regional competitions and field training.

rope climbing exercise


Field Training Exercises (FTX) – a weekend in the field practicing marksmanship, land navigation, and reconnaissance techniques.

the CSU team at the Bataan march


Travel to Las Cruces, NM, to compete in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March, a nation-wide competition.

cadets moving up into hills

Ranger Challenge

Compete against other ROTC schools in the Rocky Mountain Region in the 10K Foot March, One-Rope Bridge River Crossing, M-16 Assembly, and more.

Military Training

Enhance your skills with Army training and instruction.

cadet climbing rope challenge

Basic Camp

This four week leadership program is offered during the summer to college students with no prior military or ROTC training.    Find more information about Basic Camp.

camp graduation

Advanced Camp

After the junior year, cadets take a month-long capstone course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Learn more at the Summer Training website.

cadet and schoolchildren in Burkina Faso


Spend up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning how others around the world view the U.S in the Cultural Understanding & Language Proficiency Program (CULP).