University of Virginia

Undergraduate Record 1995-1996

Chapter 13: Other Programs and Services

ROTC Programs

Reserve Officers' Training Corps units have been established at the University by the Army, the Naval Services and the Air Force. The Department of Military Science and Tactics offers preparation for commissions in the Army. The Department of Naval Science offers preparation for commissions in the Navy and the Marine Corps, and the Department of Air Science offers preparation for commissions in the Air Force. There are provisions for deferment from active duty for graduate study in many fields. The amount of credit toward the degree awarded for ROTC courses may be found under the academic regulations of the individual undergraduate schools.

Air Force ROTC

The Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps, University of Virginia, is one of the Air Force ROTC units which provide Air Force officer training at universities and colleges throughout the United States. The majority of all Air Force officers commissioned each year are from this program.

Men and women students at the University are offered a choice of a two-year or four-year course. Students who complete either course and receive a college degree are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force Reserve. Pilot candidates are called to active duty for an eight year period, plus flight training. Navigator candidates are called to active duty for a six year period, plus flight training. All others are called to active duty for a four-year period. Active duty may be delayed after graduation for those who wish to pursue graduate work.


Department of Air Science
Varsity Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(804) 924-6831
General Military Course (GMC)   For the first two years, the student does not enter a contractual arrangement with the US Air Force, unless receiving an AFROTC scholarship. A GMC non-scholarship cadet does not receive pay, but is issued Air Science textbooks and an Air Force uniform. Satisfactory completion of the University physical examination is sufficient for initial enrollment in the GMC. GMC cadets who enter the Professional Officer Course (POC) will be required to attend a four-week field training period during the summer between their second and third year of ROTC.

Two Year Program   This program is designed for those students who were unable to take Air Force ROTC during their first two years of college. Graduate students with two years remaining in school are eligible for this program. Selected students must successfully complete a six-week field training program prior to entrance into the POC. Students are provided transportation, food, lodging, uniforms, and pay while attending field training. Veterans may be eligible for direct admission into the advanced program.

Professional Officer Course (POC)   Students who have successfully completed the GMC or the six week field training program may be enrolled in the POC upon acceptance by AFROTC and the Professor of Air Science. A POC cadet is paid a tax-free monthly subsistence allowance of $l50 and is issued uniforms and Air Science textbooks. In addition, the POC cadet can qualify for a $1000 per semester incentive scholarship if not already on an AFROTC scholarship. The POC cadet is enlisted in the Air Force Reserve and signs a contract agreeing to complete the POC, accept a commission, and serve on active duty. The student must complete one course each in English composition and mathematical reasoning prior to commissioning. There is no restriction on marriage.

College Scholarship Program   Selected students may be offered an AFROTC scholarship which provides full college tuition, incidental fees, textbook allowances and a tax-free monthly subsistence allowance of $150. Scholarship students must enlist in the Air Force Reserve.

Air Force ROTC students take the courses listed below in numerical sequence. All Air Science courses require one and one half hours of practical exercise in leadership laboratory weekly.


AIRS 110, 120 - (1) (S)
The Air Force Today
The Air Force in the contemporary world. A survey of current Air Force topics, including officership, customs and courtesies, general military and Air Force organization, force structure, equipment and professions, U.S. defense policy and geopolitical concerns and the principles of flight. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized throughout. Taken the first two semesters.

AIRS 210, 220 - (1) (S)
The Developmental Growth of Air Power
A study of air power from balloons and dirigibles through today's aerospace systems; a historical review of air power employment in military and nonmilitary operations in support of national objectives; and a look at the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine. Taken the third and fourth semesters.

AIRS 310 - (3) (Y)
Concepts of Air Force Leadership and Management I
Students study fundamental principles of leadership and management with emphasis on applications to professional and military situations. Includes use of case studies and effective communication tools. Taken fall semester of third year.

AIRS 320 - (3) (Y)
Concepts of Air Force Leadership and Management II
Continued study of management with emphasis on quality management techniques. Students apply tools and techniques in case studies. Study of military and professional ethics and officer professional development also included.

AIRS 410 - (3) (Y)
National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society I
A study of the American national security policy and its formulation and implementation; the evolution of strategy, modes of conflict; civil-military relations and regional geopolitics. Taken fall semester of fourth year.

AIRS 420 - (3) (Y)
National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society II
A study of the military as a profession, officership, the military justice system and special topics for soon to be commissioned students. Taken spring semester of fourth year.

AIRS A - (0) (S)
Leadership Laboratory
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Air Force ROTC
A laboratory in leadership development stressing the application of leadership principles, responsibilities of the leader and affording experience through practical exercises.


The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was established on Grounds in 1948. The Department of Military Science offers a general military science curriculum which provides eligible students with the opportunity to compete for a commission in the United States Army. The program is of special significance to the University since it was Thomas Jefferson who advocated by letter to James Madison in 1813, that "We must-make military instruction a regular part of collegiate instruction. We can never be safe till this is done." Students who satisfactorily complete the Army ROTC program and University requirements for a baccalaureate degree qualify for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. The Department of Military Science offers a four-year program that is open to both men and women. The program is divided into two courses, Basic and Advanced.

All enrolled cadets register for one Military Science Course and for the Leadership Applications Lab each semester.


Department of Military Science
Room B-030 New Cabell Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(804) 924-7101
Scholarship Programs   Merit-based financial assistance is offered to qualified students through four-, three-, and two-year scholarships. Selected cadets receive tuition assistance (up to $12,000 per year), $450 per year for books and equipment, up to $400 per year for mandatory academic fees and a $150 per month stipend during the school year. Students can apply for these scholarships during their junior or senior year in high school as well as during their first or second year of college.

Basic Course   The Basic Course is a two year program coinciding with the first two years of a four-year academic program at the University. Students do not incur any military service obligation by enrolling in the Basic Course. Successful completion of the Basic Course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Course.

Advanced Course   The Advanced Course coincides with the final two academic years of a four year or five year academic program at the University. Advanced Course students attend a six-week summer training camp, normally during the summer between their third and fourth years. Advanced Course students formally contract to pursue a commission in the Regular Army, Army Reserve or National Guard. Active duty service may be delayed to pursue graduate schooling. All Advanced Course students receive a monthly stipend of $150 during the school year and cadet pay while attending summer camp.

Second year students and transfer students who were unable to take ROTC during the first two years of college are eligible for a compressed program. Graduate students are also eligible. Students selected must successfully complete a six-week Basic Camp during the summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Students are provided transportation, food, lodging, and cadet pay when attending the camp. Basic Camp qualifies the student to enter the Advanced Course.

Professional Military Education   In addition to the courses listed below, all students enrolled in ROTC must complete one course in the following subjects: human behavior, computer science, English writing, mathematics, and military history. These requirements must be met prior to graduation.


MISC 001 - (1) (S)
Leadership Applications
Basic leadership skills taught through classroom instruction, practical, and field exercises. Emphasis is placed on small unit leadership techniques and hands-on, practical experiences. Cadets are actively involved in the planning, conduct, and evaluation of the training in order to effectively develop small unit leadership and precomissioning skills.

MISC 110 - (1) (S)
Introduction to Military Science I
Introduction to the language, customs, traditions, and roles of the U.S. Army. Through varied instructional techniques, cadets experience a brief glimpse into the life of an army officer.

MISC 120 - (1) (S)
Introduction to Military Science II
Upon completing MISC 120 the student has a working knowledge of the organization and mission of the U.S. Army, military leadership, and the military writing style.

MISC 210 - (3) (S)
American Military History
This course is a survey study of American Military History, concentrating on the U.S. Army from the colonial period up to the present day.

MISC 211 - (1) (S)
Basic Military Skills I
This course concentrates on teaching small unit leadership and the role of the Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army.

MISC 221 - (1) (S)
Basic Military Skills II
This course includes advanced land navigation techniques and movement techniques used at the small unit level. Also, students learn the fundamentals of first aid

MISC 310 - (2) (Y)
Tactical Concepts I
Instruction and practical exercises on planning, conducting, and evaluating training at small unit level. Students examine command and staff relationships, and the principles of fire support for combined arms operations.

MISC 320 - (2) (Y)
Tactical Concepts II
Introduces students to small unit tactics, operations, and communications used in the offense and defense at the squad and platoon level.

MISC 410 - (2) (Y)
Ethics, Professionalism and Military Law
Introduces military professionalism and ethics and the military justice system. Examines the profession of arms' characteristics, uniqueness, roles and responsibilities. Develops basic understanding of the soldier's responsibility to the Army and the nation, and the need for ethical conduct. Improves ethical decision-making skills.

MISC 420 - (2) (Y)
Military Leadership
A study of the principles, concepts, and traits of military leadership. Students study small unit leadership problems, the types and methods of counseling, and how to develop and improve their personal style of effective leadership.

Naval ROTC

The Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps Unit is one of the 58 established in universities and colleges throughout the United States. Students who enroll in the unit, complete the required courses, and obtain a baccalaureate degree, qualify for a commission as an ensign in the Navy or as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Students may choose the major they prefer.


Department of Naval Science
Maury Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(804) 924-0970
There are three classes of enrollees: scholarship, college program and naval science students.

Navy-Marine Scholarship Program   Students enter the program through nationwide selection conducted by the Navy and Marine Corps. Benefits include tuition, all textbooks, fees, uniforms, and $150 per month. Scholarship students are required to complete a naval science course each semester and to attend leadership laboratory one period each week for eight semesters. There are three summer training periods of four to six weeks each.

Navy-Marine College Program   Students in this program are provided uniforms and naval science textbooks. During their third and fourth years, they receive a subsistence allowance of $150 per month. College Program students complete the same naval science courses as the scholarship students and complete one summer training period during their last summer at the University. Scholarships are awarded to College Program students annually, based upon their academic and NROTC performance.

Two year forms of both the scholarship and college programs are available. Application is made during the spring term of a student's second year. If accepted, the student attends a six- week summer Naval Science Institute and enrolls in the NROTC program at the beginning of his or her third academic year.

Naval Science Students   Inquiries concerning enrollment in the Naval ROTC unit should be addressed to the Professor of Naval Science, Maury Hall. Any student enrolled at the University may take naval science courses with the approval of the Department of Naval Science. Such enrollees are not Naval ROTC students; however, they may be considered for enrollment in one of the above programs upon request.


Prospective NROTC students should contact the Department for specific program requirements.

NASC 100-400 - (0) (S)
Leadership Laboratory
Development of leadership skills through Leadership Development Seminars and practical experience in leadership positions within the midshipman battalion.

NASC 101 - (0) (Y)
Introduction to Naval Science
A survey course including brief histories of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and an introduction to the Naval Service as an organization with particular reference to naval customs, procedures and policies; the nature of authority; issues of communication, productivity, and morale; and how a military organization adapts to change. A basic purpose is to improve the student's ability to function effectively in the Navy within the structure of the society.

NASC 102 - (3) (Y)
Naval Ships Systems I
An integrated presentation of naval ship design and operation, including closed and open thermodynamic cycles, efficiency and efficiency enhancement, major propulsion and support system components, operations and casualty response, electricity generation, electrical power distribution and conversion as they relate to naval engineering plants, shipboard battle damage control, and naval architecture pertaining to considerations of construction, buoyancy, and stability.

NASC 201 - (3) (Y)
Naval Ship Systems II
An introduction to the theory and design of naval weapons systems. Primary emphasis is on understanding basic theoretical considerations for weapons systems, detection, tracking, computation, weapon delivery systems, the fire control problem and system integration.

NASC 202 - (3) (Y)
Seapower and Maritime Affairs
An overview of international maritime history and a concentrated review of American maritime history and policy. Attention is given to American naval involvement in regional and global conflicts; evolution in technology and management; the role of the navies in foreign policy; and the influence of seapower on history. Historical examples and current trends are discussed.

NASC 301 - (3) (Y)
A comprehensive study of the theory, principles and procedures of marine navigation including piloting, electronic navigation, and celestial navigation.

NASC 302 - (3) (Y)
Naval Operations
A comprehensive study of the principles and procedures of surface ship operations. Course includes relative motion, rules of the nautical road, marine weather, and ship handling.

NASC 311 - (0) (Y)
Navigation Laboratory
Corequisite: NASC 301
Practical application of navigation principles.

NASC 312 - (0) (Y)
Naval Operations Laboratory
Corequisite: NASC 302
Practical application of naval operations with special emphasis on maneuvering board and rules of the road.

NASC 351 - (3) (Y)
Evolution of Warfare
The historical development of tactics and strategy of warfare; the examination of the social, economic, and political posture of the adversaries; and the great military leaders and organizations throughout history.

NASC 352 - (3) (Y)
Amphibious Warfare
A historical survey and evaluation of the concept, doctrinal origins, and strategic role of amphibious power projection. Emphasis on research and presentation of battle studies illustrating unique challenges/capabilities of amphibious operations.

NASC 401 - (3) (Y)
Leadership I
A beginning study of leadership principles and concepts and their practical applications in military and non-military settings. Emphasis is on in-class discussion of selected readings and student produced essays analyzing several books on leadership. Covey's Seven Habits are introduced and discussed.

NASC 402 - (3) (Y)
Leadership II
Prerequisite: NASC 401
A continuation of the principles and concepts of leadership through readings, exercises and discussion. Topics include selected readings and case studies in leadership, core values and ethics, and legal issues.

Student Services

In addition to the academic advisory services available to students in their departments and schools, the University provides student services though the offices listed below.

Division of Student Affairs (The Rotunda 924-7984)   The Division of Student Affairs is concerned with all phases of student life at the University. It serves as the principal agency for the advising of students in their extracurricular and personal affairs and coordinates University efforts to assist students with disabilities who qualify for special attention under Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Vice President for Student Affairs has responsibility and authority in all relations with offices of student government.

Office of Undergraduate Admission (Miller Hall 982-3200)   The Dean of University Admission is responsible for implementing established admission policies. The services of the office and the guidelines for admission to the regular session of the University are set forth in Chapter 2.

African-American Affairs Office (Luther P. Jackson House, #4 Dawson's Row, 924-7923)   The mission of the Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA) is to assist the University with providing a sensitive and welcoming environment for African-American students. To this end, it works with such offices as financial aid, career planning and placement, counseling, student health, etc. to facilitate the delivery of services to students. In addition, the OAAA offers a variety of programs and services. Its nationally acclaimed Peer Advisor Program aids first-year and entering transfer students with their college transition. The Student Leadership Program provides leadership training and development from first-year through graduate/professional school. The Luther Porter Jackson Cultural Center contributes to the cultural life of the University by offering workshops, lectures, performances, and exhibitions related to the African-American experience. The Nat Turner Library is a repository for print and audiovisual materials documenting the Black experience in the United States. OAAA services include academic monitoring, outreach, and recognition; personal counseling and advising; University orientation; alumni networking; and student advocacy.

In addition, the OAAA (working in conjunction with the parents of African-American students) created the Parents Advisory Association (PAA), which assists with a variety of support opportunities for students including the establishment of the PAA Emergency Loan.

Consumer Information (1939 Ivy Road, 924-3417)   The Consumer Information Officer (C.I.O.) of the University is available to assist students or prospective students in obtaining information about financial aid programs available to students who enroll, the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial aid under one of the many programs, the cost of attending the University, the refund policy currently in effect, the academic program of the University, student retention data, and student program completion data (if available). The C.I.O. may be contacted by writing to Stephen D. Campbell, Director, Institutional Planning and Studies, 1939 Ivy Road, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Consumer Information Service (CIS) (Madison House, 170 Rugby Road)   This service operates an Action Line telephone (293-4949) Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as a community-wide service investigating and resolving 85% of the consumer/merchant disputes brought to its attention. CIS volunteers also publish a bi-yearly newsletter, The Troubleshooter.

Dean of Students Office (Second Floor, Peabody Hall 924-7430), Office of Residence Life (Dabney House 924-3736), and Newcomb Hall/University Union (Newcomb Hall 924-3329)   The staff members are located in three functional offices where they attempt to meet the diverse needs of graduate and undergraduate students. They view their offices as centers of communication for student concerns to be exposed, discussed and acted upon in both formal and informal settings. The members of the staff are willing to meet with individuals or groups to examine alternatives to issues of student life.

The staff is involved with student government, organizations, residential life, judicial concerns, orientation, student activities and University Union. They serve on a variety of University-wide committees and provide valuable resources for others. In general, the offices of the Dean of Students and Newcomb Hall/University Union are ideal places in the administration to take problems or ideas and seek solutions. All students are encouraged to visit.

Department of Student Health Services (Elson Student Health Center 924-5362)   Student Health Services provides outpatient care in General Medicine, Gynecology, and Mental Health for all registered University students. It is the mission and responsibility of the department to insure the achievement and maintenance of students' health and knowledge of healthful practices that support their educational achievement, social adjustment, and participation in extracurricular activities to their full potential. The focus of Student Health is on education and wellness through health promotion programs and outreach, advocacy of students' health interests, and an attitude that each clinical encounter is an opportunity for teaching healthful lifestyle practices. A full description of Student Health Services may be found in Chapter 5, University Regulations.

Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (B012 Brooks Hall 924-3139)   LNEC provides direct and indirect services to students with diagnosed disabilities. LNEC teaches learning strategies to individuals; mediates academic accommodation with faculty and deans; arranges for scribe and transcribing services, reading services, word processing and written language assistance, interpreters, and class notes during periods of absence related to the disability; and serves as liaison with standardized test bureaus, Recording for the Blind, and agencies for specific disabilities or rehabilitation, career selection, and work preparation. LNEC also offers limited diagnostic services to identify and potentially resolve academic problems of matriculated students.

The College of Arts and Sciences provides appropriate accomodation and modification of degree requirements for students with learning disabilities established prior to matriculation upon presentation of diagnostic data comparable to those supplied by the Learning Needs and Evaluation Center.

Office of Career Planning and Placement (Garrett Hall 924-8900)   The primary focus of the Office of Career Planning and Placement (OCPP) is the teaching of a process of career decision making and effective job search strategies leading to self-placement. Appropriate programs and services are offered to assist students in understanding how to explore personal values, interests, and skills and relate these factors to realistic career direction. Among the major career planning activities offered by the OCPP are the following: career decision-making courses for academic credit; an extensive written and audiovisual career library; programs enabling current students to gain advice and career information from alumni career advisor volunteers; a minority career day involving over 100 employer representatives; a pre-medical and health professions advising program; a pre-law advising service; special workshops, seminars, and programs on a variety of career or graduate study topics; an EXTERN program allowing students the opportunity to "test" a tentative career choice through brief on-the-job experience; newsletters and other self-help resources designed to provide timely information about career planning topics.

Placement services are provided to students registered with the OCPP and include: on-Grounds interviews with corporations, governmental agencies, and school systems, as well as graduate and professional schools; lists of national and international employment opportunities; and a credentials service for eligible degree candidates which provides for the reproduction and distribution of faculty recommendations.

An automated telephone-accessed system matches recent alumni with appropriate job opportunities.

Students and alumni are encouraged to explore the career resources of the OCPP and to schedule appointments with the staff for individual attention.

Office of Financial Aid to Students (918 N Emmet Street, 982-6000)   Financial Aid provides assistance to students in obtaining grants, loans and work-study to defray part of their educational expenses. The services of this office are outlined in Chapter 3.

Office of International Student and Scholar Programs (918 Emmet Street N, Suite 120, 982-5543)   The University considers the admission of students from other countries as a part of its educational program. This office and the International Center are provided to serve the international community of over 1000 members. International students and research personnel are required to register at this office upon arriving in Charlottesville as a part of their immigration procedures. Information on immigration policies and advice on immigration problems are one of its principal functions.

Equally important are the office's services as liaison between the international student, the University, and the Charlottesville-Albemarle community. It aids the student in his/her personal adjustment to American life and seeks solutions to housing, financial, and other problems which may arise during his/her stay at the University.

The International Center, 21 University Circle (924-7983), offers social and cultural activities and an informal setting where students may spend leisure time.

Ombudsman Services   The University has chosen not to identify a single Ombudsman but to handle grievances within each school or the applicable service area because of the many schools in the professional, graduate, and undergraduate areas of study and the offices involved in providing student services. The grievance procedure is described in Chapter 5.

Open House Hotline (A Program of Madison House, 295-TALK)   Trained volunteers are available to help callers using nondirective, nonjudgmental, confidential empathic listening. Referrals to professional and long-term assistance are available. The hotline operates during most of the academic year Monday through Friday, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 a.m., and 24 hours on the weekend.

Resident Staff Program (Dabney House 924-3736)   Each residence hall is staffed by members of resident staff who are available to assist students through peer counseling, referral, and programming. This student peer program is supervised by the Office of the Dean of Students/Residence Life.

Students with Disabilities (924-7984 or 982-HEAR)   Students who have any physical or emotional impairment which may require reasonable accommodation at the University should contact Patricia M. Lampkin, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities. Such impairments may include but are not limited to: impaired vision, hearing, mobility, or a specific learning disability such as dyslexia or expressive dysphasia. The University is making every reasonable attempt to make the Grounds and its facilities accessible, and through reassignment of classroom space on a need basis program accessibility is assured. Students seeking academic accommodation are advised to make early contact with Ms. Lampkin to ensure minimum disruption of classes and progress towards their degree program.

Students' Legal Services Program (Suite 416, 2015 Ivy Road 977-1670)   Student Council Sponsors legal counsel is available through this program to those students who pay the student activities fee. The agency is staffed by two attorneys and a large support staff. Most areas of civil law and some criminal cases are handled by this office, with a concentration on landlord-tenant conflicts, consumer rights, and related legal situations arising from a student's residence in the Charlottesville-Albemarle community. Initial consultations are free.

Transfer Student Peer Advisor Program (Dean of Students, Peabody Hall 924-7133)   The Transfer Student Peer Advisor (TSPA) Program aids traditional and non-traditional age students transferring to the University. The primary goal of this program is to assist transfer students to integrate into the University rapidly and with ease. Every year approximately 50 students are selected to serve as TSPAs. Each initiates contact with 10 to 12 transfer students during the summer and then serves as a primary resource and guide for these transfers as they enter the University.

University Child Care Center (Children World's Learning Center, Copeley Road 293-6110)   Child care services for faculty, staff, and students are available at the Child Care Center. Information on rates and the eligibility priority system may be obtained from the Director.

University Counseling Center (204 University Way 924-3751)   The Center offers professional counseling and testing for all full-time students. Both individual and group counseling experiences are provided. The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.