Only the hardiest of candidates need apply. The NIU Ranger Challenge Team is composed of highly motivated volunteers who represent NIU in the varsity sport of ROTC: Ranger Challenge.
Ranger Challenge is a grueling military skills competition conducted first at the regional level. The competition consists of several events, to include the one-rope bridge, weapons assembly/disassembly, first aid, Army Physical Fitness Test, Patrolling Written Test and a 10K Ruck March...all conducted on a weekend in October.
Interested Cadets must maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a score of 70 pts in each category of the Army Physical Fitness test to participate on the Ranger Challenge Team.