Program Overview

By agreement with the United States Air Force, eligible full-time students at Oral Roberts University may participate in Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) and receive an officer’s commission in the Air Force upon graduation. They are commissioned through the AFROTC program at OSU, but they remain students at ORU and graduate from ORU.

Students may try AFROTC by taking freshman or sophomore AFROTC courses without obligation. In most cases, students do not have to make a final decision whether to commit to AFROTC until the junior year. Students who successfully complete the AFROTC program become second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force with a four-year active duty service obligation. Those selected for pilot training or other “flying” positions incur a longer commitment. AFROTC courses are listed in the OSU catalog as Aerospace Studies (AERO).

Paying for College

There are a number of incentives for contracted Air Force ROTC students. For more information on scholarships visit:

How to Enroll

Enrollment into the AFROTC program is open to current ORU students. To begin the process, contact the ORU AFROTC Liaison.

Dr. Paul Vickery

AFROTC Detachment


You may also want to visit the website for Tulsa-area crosstown schools that participate in Oklahoma State University's Air Force Reserve Training Corps. It contains basic info for those students interested in the program as well as contact information for students currently in AFROTC that can help answer questions and get students started.

Other Resources

High School Seniors, Counselors, and Graduates

In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP)