Recent changes include funding from the Haas Center for Public Service toward Zipcars that allow cadets to commute to their training sites, recognition as an official student organization, permission to take part in the annual Activities Fair in White Plaza and a physical office for the Army branch of ROTC in Sweet Hall.
Nevertheless, the University’s original goal of bolstering civil-military engagement can and should push forward through other means for the time being. Greater participation in ROTC, if it is to come, will have to follow other measures.
A Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit on Stanford’s campus is unlikely in the near future, according to University administrators. The Faculty Senate voted 28 to 9 with three abstentions last spring to extend an invitation to the military to bring ROTC back onto campus.