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Norwich University - Private Military College

At Norwich, you'll develop traits common among leaders in every profession - discipline, integrity, confidence, critical thinking, adaptability, loyalty, and honor - through a wide range of opportunities that will empower you in lasting ways you never imagined. At the core is a rigorous academic environment emphasizing interactive classes, mentoring relationships with faculty, and extensive hands-on learning. Whether you join the Corps of Cadets or pursue a traditional collegiate experience, expect the greatest challenge of your life.

You've thrived in the classroom and on the athletic field. You've volunteered your time to help those who are less fortunate. You're seeking the amenities of a large university combined with the environment and personalization of a small college. You aspire to be a leader in your field, whether you envision yourself as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company.

With 28 academic majors, we have a path to suit any student's ambitions. Our 14:1 faculty-student ratio and an average class size of 15 students allows for an unlimited amount of personal attention. Our students are more than numbers - their professors know them on a first name basis. Our faculty members are professionals in their respective fields and provide practical knowledge in the classroom as well as the theoretical foundation that goes behind it. Students are engaged through interactive projects and hands-on field experience.

Our students are "participators." Over 90% participate in one or more of our 18 varsity sports, three club sports or unlimited intramural teams, and most all of our students participate in at least two student activities, clubs or organizations. Community service, mentoring and volunteering are a way of life at Norwich. The vast majority of our students volunteer their time to worthy causes on a regular basis.

Norwich is not for everyone. If you are looking for a large, urban university where you can sleep all day and party all night, we are not the right place for you. However, if you want a structured environment that emphasizes academic success, athletic achievement and leadership development, Norwich may be the best place for you to spend the next four years of your life.

Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country. Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional age students in a Corps of Cadets or as civilians, and adult students. Norwich identifies the following as our guiding values.

We are men and women of Honor and Integrity. We shall not tolerate those who lie, cheat, or steal.
We are dedicated to learning. Teamwork, leadership, creativity and critical thinking.
We respect the right to diverse points of view as a corner stone of our democracy.
We encourage service to nation and others before self.
We stress being physically fit and drug-free.
To live the Norwich motto, "I will try!" meaning perseverance in the face of adversity.
We stress self-discipline, personal responsibility, and respect for law.
We hold in highest esteem our people and reputation.

The Student Honor Code states that a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do. To violate the Honor Code, the accused student must have lied, cheated, stolen, attempted to do so, or tolerated such action on the part of another student. The honor offenses of lying, cheating and stealing involve acts accompanied by a specific intent to achieve a particular wrongful purpose as defined for each offense.

The Code is a minimum standard of ethical behavior for students, and is to be embraced by each student -- an internal self-enforcement mechanism. Therefore, the Code is not constrained by any geographical boundaries -- it travels with the student wherever he or she goes. Students are expected to live by the Code's standard both at and away from Norwich, in their professional, military and personal lives.

Honor, as it should be understood by all Norwich students, is a fundamental attribute of character. Honor is a virtue which impels loyalty and courage, truthfulness and self respect, justice and generosity. Its underlying principle is truth. It is not a complicated system of ethics, but merely honest dealing and clean thinking. If a student is true in thought, word and deed, there is no question about his or her meeting the standards of the Corps. On the other hand, quibbling, evasive statements or the use of technicalities to conceal guilt cannot be tolerated under an Honor System at Norwich.

Students who commit an Honor Code Violation off campus may be charged with Bringing Discredit Upon the University. In addition, a student who is caught attempting to violate the Honor Code but does not actually commit the violation, will be charged with the violation.

Military colleges have a long and proud tradition in American history and were not designed solely for students planning military careers. They prepare students to become competent and responsible citizens. Norwich was the first private military college in the country, established in 1819. Our founder, Captain Alden Partridge, understood that structured military lifestyle combined with rigorous academics would benefit those pursuing careers in both the military world and the private sector. His vision resulted in the creation of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). As the birthplace of ROTC, Norwich houses all four branches of the armed services - Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force - as well as a Coast Guard commission track.

At Norwich, our objective is to provide an environment of growth, encouraging our students to become stronger and more determined leaders. Cadets confront daily issues that challenge and define their character as future leaders. They learn to take responsibility for their actions, support their comrades in pursuit of a common goal, and to step up, take charge and lead from the front. Those who rise to the mental and physical challenge of life as a Cadet are rewarded with useful life skills, self-confidence and self-discipline.

Graduates of Norwich make a difference in the world as leaders of business, government and the military. They understand the values of initiative, integrity, honor and loyalty. They understand that a job well done is its own reward. Why? As Cadets, they gained the practical experience, knowledge and strength of character to try, no matter what obstacles they face.

School name:Norwich University - Private Military College
Address:158 Harmon DR
Zip & city:VT 05663 Vermont

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