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The Air Force ROTC of Purdue Learning Community is designed to bring together first-year AFROTC students who have the ultimate goal of becoming officers in the United States Air Force. The first year of Purdue AFROTC is comprised of three courses each semester: AFT 110 Foundations of the Air Force, AFT 111 Air Force ROTC Leadership Laboratory, and PES 114 AFROTC Exercise and Conditioning. In addition to these classes LC participants can take part in multiple activities throughout the year that help foster teamwork and leadership. Events such as Field Day, Career Day, Paintballing, and Air Force Base Visits are just a few of the many activities to help develop future Air Force Officers in both a professional and fun environment. While participation in the learning community is not a requirement for AFROTC, it is highly encouraged because it does enable cadet-to-cadet roommate matches and the residence hall is in an optimal location for AFROTC activities including physical fitness training.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to any college/school/major
  • U.S. Citizen or pursuing U.S. Citizenship status
  • First-year Air Force ROTC Students (scholarship or non-scholarship)

Residential Component

  •  Students in this learning community will reside within Owen Hall
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall and Spring semesters

Associated Classes


  • AFT 11000 - Foundations of Air Force I
  • AFT 11100 - Air Force ROTC Leadership Laboratory I
  • PES 11400 - Air Force ROTC Conditioning


  • AFT 12000 - Foundations of Air Force II
  • AFT 12100 - Air Force ROTC Leadership Laboratory II
  • PES 11400 - Air Force ROTC Conditioning

Events and Activities Included:

  • Welcome BBQ
  • Trip to Air Force Base or museum
  • Movie and pizza nights
  • Field exercises
  • Career Days
  • Boiler Challenge ropes course
  • Paintballing
  • Intramurals
  • GMC Guide presentation
  • Joel Gentz Scholarship 5K Fundraiser
  • AFROTC Color Guard/Drill Team service projects

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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