Chase House of Southwest Roanoke County, majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering has finished the new cadet training week with the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (http://www.vtcc.vt.edu/), and is now apart of the university’s longest standing tradition of leadership development.
The first year cadet experience at Virginia Tech is unlike the experience of most first year college students. The corps first year starts in August with new cadet week held the week prior to the start of classes. During new cadet week, incoming students undergo a series of challenges that build character and leadership skills.
For these incoming students, the academic year is broken into three phases: Red, White, and Blue Phase. Red phase opens with the start of new cadet week and goes until October. New cadets are taught the basics of being active and successful members of the corps during this phase. Students fine tune their skill set during the White Phase. Cadets begin formal training as a leader in the Blue Phase. Students are recognized as completing their first year of training in April.
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (http://www.vtcc.vt.edu/) has been producing military and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two remaining military corps within a large, primarily civilian university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.
Submitted by Virginia Tech