The Tarleton Corps strives to provide the best and most rewarding opportunities for students. We pride ourselves on the experiences our cadets gain in their time with us and the connections those experiences bring once they are alumni.
The Corps promotes and enhances the scholastic performance of all Corps members by providing one of the most successful academic support programs on campus. The program includes an academic coach, dedicated to Cadets.
Character and Leadership
Cadets are also encouraged to participate in service-related projects to better the University and local community.
Scholarships are available for members of the Corps of Cadets. Corps scholarships carry no military obligation, and are awarded based on both merit and need. Military related scholarships are also provided by Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC programs. Learn more about Corps scholarships and financial aid.
The purpose of the Corps physical training is to improve and maintain the overall level of physical fitness, strength, and endurance of every Cadet. Along with physical fitness training, a healthy diet and control of physical weight will go a long way toward helping Cadets learn to live a healthy lifestyle.
To promote physical conditioning and a positive lifestyle, the Corps provides an athletic trainer to augment physical training, assisting with both injury recovery and performance enhancement.
Friendship and Challenges
Ranger Challenge is a nation-wide Army ROTC competition that involves tough, challenging events designed to test military field skills and marksmanship proficiency as well as the physical endurance of its participants. It is the “varsity sport” of Army ROTC. The Texan team trains year-round and competes in regional and national competitions.
Wainwright Rifles Drill Team
The Wainwright Rifles Drill Team was established at Tarleton in 1949. Cadets who comprise this unit train year-round and compete in precision drill competitions each year.
The Color Guard
The Color Guard is a group of volunteer Cadets who represent Tarleton State University and the Texan Corps of Cadets at parades, reviews, special events, and as requested. The commander is a senior Cadet advised by a commissioned officer or non-commissioned officer.