Clubs and Activities
Open to all Clemson University students, no ROTC affiliation required.
- The Clemson Rangers is an all-volunteer unit
that is affiliated with the Army ROTC. The purpose of the club is to challenge
students physically and academically, promote self-confidence, increase
leadership capability, increase military knowledge, and promote overall
professionalism and integrity. Some activities and benefits of the Clemson
a. Leadership Training
b. Discipline Training
c. Physical Fitness Enhancement
d. Time Management Skills
e. Team Camaraderie Development
g. Weapons Safety and Firing
h Small Unit Infantry Tactics / CQB
i. Combat Survival Training
- The club meets biweekly in the mornings for physical
fitness training, bimonthly for administration meetings, and as scheduled for
field training exercises at Clemson area training sites and other military
- Membership in the club is attained by completing
a (3) three-week indoctrination phase followed by a series of tests
concentrating on physical fitness and specific military knowledge. During the
indoctrination phase, those prospective members are instructed and trained in
areas of physical development and knowledge acquisition.
If you are interested, feel free to e-mail
Open to all students at Clemson University.
“The purpose of Pershing Rifles is to foster a spirit of
friendship and cooperation among the men in the military department and
maintain a highly efficient drill company.” –as stated by General John Joseph
- Chartered March 19, 1946, Company C-4 has a long
tradition of excellence. Most recently this includes National Drill meet
Champion in 2008 & 2009. Performing at functions throughout the Nation, the
drill team and color guard have distinguished themselves.
- Members distinguish themselves in drill and
ceremonies, Rifle Drill and Color Guard.
- Over the years since 1939, Company C-4 has
established an unparalleled record of achievement. Each past company has
contributed to the reputation and success of the unit- as will each successive
unit. Although small in number, Company C-4 will always continue to strive for
excellence in all it does.
If you are interested, feel free
to e-mail the club.
to all Clemson/Tri-County Tech Students
- Purpose: The purpose of the Pershing Roses is to
foster a spirit of friendship and cooperation among individuals affiliated with
Company C-4 of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, and to maintain a
service oriented society through the vision of General John Joseph Pershing.”
- The Pershing Roses is an organization,
specifically dedicated to providing services to local military members and
Clemson veterans. Service projects will be concentrated on serving local
veterans and servicemen/women in the Clemson community who have served overseas
or are currently serving in the US Military. Pershing Roses will serve the
community by helping those that have served our country.
- Service projects include: Military care
packages, donations to local VA Hospitals, volunteering at local USO events,
- Entry Requirements: Be a current, registered
student in good standing at Clemson or Tri-County Technical College, pass the
Pershing Rifles History Test, and complete a unique 4-week service project with
other new Pershing Rose members oriented toward helping local veterans.
Open to all University students, Army and Air Force ROTC.
If you are interested, feel free to e-mail the club.
Scabbard and Blade
Open to Army and Air Force ROTC cadets by invitation.
- The Scabbard and Blade organization represents
the highest military fraternity at Clemson University. The purpose of this
organization is to promote interest in the military and to promote a closer
relationship between the students and the military departments. Membership in
Scabbard and Blade is open to a select number of Army and Air Force cadets not
to exceed the top 10% of the Corps of Cadets. New members are selected by
active individual qualities of leadership ability and exemplary character.
- K Company’s core of activities revolves around
the professional development of its members, the Clemson Corps, and Cadets. Our
activities range from hosting speaking engagements featuring military
professionals from all services and ranks as well as political and defense
specialists. We are the keepers of the History of the Clemson Corps at Clemson
University. We provide watch over all the historical monuments that are
dedicated to the cadets that have passed through the pillars of excellence into
the Armed Forced of the United States.
- Each year K-Co sponsors the annual Clemson
University Scabbard and Blade Military Ball. This evening of formal dinner and
dance is held in the spring of each school year.
If you are interested, feel free to e-mail the
Open to all Clemson University/Tri-County Technical College students
- Purpose: To train Cadets and Students in proper
gun control, gun safety, and firearm care. The club will also stress tactics
and tactical leadership.
- Entry Requirements: Be a current registered
student in good standing from Clemson University or TCTC, Pass the safety test
and the basic marksmanship test, and complete the 4 week training period in
order to learn all the skills required to become a marksman.
- The four-week training period consists of
Physical Training, Class Instruction, a M16 breakdown test, as well as a
here to view summer training
opportunities and internships.