Corps Organizations

From Skipper Crew to the Historian Staff, more than two dozens Corps organizations enrich the cadet experience through camaraderie and opportunities for professional growth. These organizations are important pieces of the Corps life, providing valuable services and activities for cadets and alumni, as well as upholding and protecting Corps and ROTC traditions.

Cadets in Esprit de Corps do pushups to celebrate a touchdown in Lane Stadium.
Members of Esprit de Corps lead the cheers in the South End Zone of Lane Stadium and do pushups on the field every time the Hokies score.

How to Join a Corps Organization

Cadets are not normally permitted to join any student or cadet organizations during their first semester in the Corps. The only exceptions are participation in religious services or intercollegiate athletics.

During their second semester, first-year cadets who have a 2.5 or higher GPA are permitted to join one Corps , ROTC, or non-social/service university organization. 

All other cadets with a 2.0 or higher GPA are permitted to join any university or Corps organizations after their first year. 

Consult the Corps Regulations for more details.

Corps Organizations

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Color Guard
  • Conrad Cavalry
  • Eagle Scout Association
  • EMT Staff
  • Esprit de Corps
  • Executive Committee
  • Gregory Guard
  • Growley Team
  • Hall Council
  • Historian Staff
  • Honor Court
  • Inspector General Staff
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Navy Special Preparatory Team
  • O-Course Committee
  • Ordinance Staff
  • Rappelling Tower Committee
  • Recruiting Staff
  • Robert F. Femoyer Service Squadron
  • Sash and Saber Honor Society
  • Scabbard and Blade Honor Society
  • Signal Corps
  • Skipper Crew
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • VPI Battalion
  • Women’s Basketball
An O-Course Committee cadet shows another cadet the best way to travel an obstacle.
Cadets in the O-Course Committee teach other cadets the proper way to run the Corps' obstacle course.