History and Tradition

Memorial Belltower

Learn about the history of the Memorial Belltower at NC State University

Leaders From the Pack

The university has produced more than 60 generals and flag officers, a figure that trails only service academies and institutions with corps of cadet programs among U.S. colleges and universities. Learn more about Leaders of the Pack.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

NC State is proud to offer three Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs: Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC. These programs, housed in the Division of Academic & Student Affairs, are designed to train young women and men to assume leadership roles in today’s military. The end result of these programs is a commission as an officer in their respective service. All ROTC units are located in historic Reynolds Coliseum.