Life at College
The Navy-Marine Corps Officer Education Program (NOEP) provides instruction and training for young men and women in preparation for being commissioned as officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). Students are designated as midshipmen and receive extensive academic, physical, and leadership training while pursuing a degree in a field of their choice from the university. Emphasizing sustained strong academic performance along with leadership and physical fitness training, the goal of NROTC is to develop each midshipman to his or her highest mental, moral, and physical capability in preparation for assuming a position of high trust and responsibility as a commissioned officer in the United States Naval Service.
The U of I/WSU Naval ROTC Unit provides many opportunities for midshipmen to participate in the battalion and the community. These activities provide leadership opportunities and create a positive, extracurricular learning environment.
Semper Fi is a club for Marine option midshipmen that helps prepare students for Officer Candidate School (OCS), which takes place during the summer after the end of their junior year. It is run by the Marine officer instructor, the MECEPS, and midshipmen who have completed OCS already.
Color Guard is a team that consists of four to five midshipmen that present the colors during the National Anthem at various sporting events for the University of Idaho. The team also competes at the Northwest Navy Competition in the spring.
The Football Team is put together every year and competes at intramural games, as well as an annual competition again the Army ROTC Battalion around Thanksgiving Break.