Corps of Cadets
In 1872, Virginia Tech's first students were cadets. This proud military tradition has continued with the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets since the creation of the university.
Dedicated to leadership development and the embodiment of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets community is home to over 1,200 cadets housed on the historical Upper Quad of Virginia Tech's campus. Cadets live on campus all four years. The Corps' community includes Pearson Hall East, Pearson Hall West, and Upper Quad Hall North, the newest residence hall on campus. Cadets participate in the Corps and one of four tracks: our Citizen-Leader Track, Army ROTC, Navy ROTC (including Marine Corps), or Air Force ROTC (including Space Force). All tracks offer scholarship opportunities and employment options after graduation.
The Corps of Cadets has many internal cadet organizations that celebrate service to the community, university history, professional development, culture and identity, precision drill, team sports, and more.