Expect Challenge. Achieve Distinction.


Specialty Units and Military Clubs

Choose Your Passion. Find Your Fit.

Active and disciplined. Great outcomes come from balance in your engagement, academically and experientially. Being involved in clubs, sports and academic societies while pursuing co-curricular interests builds bonds that last a lifetime and develop the teamwork, initiative and leadership skills invaluable to employers.

Regimental Color Guard
Do you love a parade?

Represent Norwich, carry colors for the United States, Vermont, the country’s seven armed services and Norwich University. LEARN MORE about this unit recognized as the state of Vermont’s official color guard.

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Regimental Band
They’re playing our song.

Imagine playing for the oldest collegiate band in America. SEE and HEAR how the Band makes music from the stage at Carnegie Hall to the inauguration parades of presidents, to cheering packed home fields full of fellow cadets, students and alumni. 

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Cavalry Lance

Steeds we esteem.

Dating back to the university’s origins, the Cavalry Troop provides a path to future professional law enforcement and equestrian certification. Cavalry is available to students of all equestrian levels.


Drill Team
aka the Shock Platoon.

Carry on a long-standing Norwich tradition in this unit, established to lay down some early shock and awe with discipline and precision. Learn more about the wider array of skills you can add to your own moves.

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Drill Team aka Shock Platoon
Mountain Cold Weather Company

Mountain Cold Weather Company
Climb to conquer.

You want that one-of-a-kind, out-of-the-box experience that can be found nowhere else training with the elite at U.S. Army’s Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vermont. MCW trains and develops cadets to reach their potential as mountain combat soldiers using the techniques of military mountaineering and the tactics of small-unit patrolling.

Become a greenstick, earn your black beret. 

Ranger Company
Tackle the tactics.

You don’t settle for the basics. You want to expand your light infantry and marksmanship  skills with the elite. See how Ranger Company cadets take it to the next level in realistic tactical environments, tough conditions and day/night missions.

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Artillery Battery

Artillery Battery
Ready, aim...

Hands-on learning is a core belief at Norwich and that does not end at academics. In the Artillery Battery, you’ll learn to safely employ and maintain everything from the M1A1 to ceremonial cannons. Skeptical? See the battery in action.

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Arnold Air Society
Set your goals high.

Advocate for power through the air, and empowerment right here in the local community. Your time with Arnold Air Society will help develop you as a future leader, form connections, and improve lives through community service.


Arnold Air Society
Semper Fi

Semper Fi
We pull together.

The Semper Fi Society, which draws its name from the motto connecting generations of U.S. Marines, trains hard and together to conquer conflicts, surmount challenges and overcome obstacles. Learn the small-unit tactics and steadfast bond building at the core of our commitment to success.

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Semper Paratus
Always Ready

You don't sign on to mind the security along more than 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and act as the first responder of the high seas by coasting through the next four years. You jump right in with the Semper Paratus Society, learning the ins and outs of the skills and knowledge required to be in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Norwich Semper Paratus

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