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The Solomon Amendment
Columbia University has a long and rich history of partnership with and
support for the armed forces. Prior to the Vietnam War, Columbia cadets
had peacefully coexisted with their classmates since the inception of ROTC
in 1916. Unfortunately, in spite of Columbia's military tradition, the
administration expelled ROTC programs from the campus in 1969 as a result
of discontent over the Vietnam War.
The Columbia Alliance for ROTC has been organized by
alumni to assist Columbia University in its mission to provide a respected
and well-regarded education and to encourage and empower students to
become national leaders. We believe that this is best done by broadening
the support for the return of active ROTC participation to campus life.
Our objectives include:
1. Significantly increasing University and alumni support for students who
wish to participate in ROTC
2. Raising awareness within the Columbia community of the importance of
Columbia graduates serving in military service.
3. Supporting and promoting the unique bond and fellowship that exists
within the Columbia community of ROTC cadets, students, alumni, and
faculty, who have served in the military, and who believe military's
service is essential to the national interest.
4. Assisting the military services in their mission to commission officers
for the Air Force, Army, Navy by supporting the recruiting and retention
of ROTC students at Columbia
5. Encouraging and fostering the ideals of leadership, scholarship, and
service as fundamental to adapting Columbia’s liberal arts education to
the needs of contemporary society.
For more information on how you can help contact: