The Living Learning Center
The ROTC program has been awarded space for up to 40 students in the residence hall recently constructed on Patterson Ave. The program combines classroom and out of class activities to enhance the program's ability to develop "total officers," promote service, and support the program's educational mission.
The program and students are supported by a total of 20 ROTC Cadre/Faculty members. This new Living Learning Community joins the Honors, Emerging Leaders, and Music Living Learning Communities in the new residence hall. The building opened in summer 2010 and houses 496 students. In addition to double occupancy rooms and shared private bathrooms, the new hall has two classrooms and music practice rooms.
For those who enjoy intramural and club sports, the UofM offers a variety of them, including bowling, table tennis, Frisbee, golf, tennis, volleyball, racquetball, dodge ball, kickball, basketball and flag football. The University of Memphis is unique because it is one of the few Universities in the nation to host the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force ROTC programs. The Commanders of each branch put great emphasis on planning events in which Cadets are able to develop friendships across the branches. One of the events that is held every year is the Commander's Cup. The Commander's Cup is a series of events that each branch is invited to compete in throughout the school year. Some of the events include flag football, basketball, ultimate frisbee, tug of war. Each event is worth points and the branch that wins the Commander's Cup is awarded the trophy and, most importantly, the bragging rights until the next year.
The University of Memphis Tiger Battalion has Cadets involved in various Greek organizations. Fraternities and sororities are an integral part of student life at Memphis. Greek members are visible throughout the campus, holding membership and leadership positions in campus organizations and honors societies. Perhaps the greatest benefits of joining the Greek community are the diverse and lasting social networks, academic support and positive group experiences. Greek life allows students to make close friendships and be part of the largest group on the UofM campus.