UT ROTC students gathered shown in uniform holding a sign that says Sandhurst 2017 1st ROTC. One student is holding a trophy

The UT Tower will shine with burnt-orange lights Tuesday, April 25 in recognition of Texas Army ROTC’s 70th anniversary.

UT’s Army ROTC college leadership program offers students a commission as a second lieutenant in either the active Army or Reserves/National Guard in a variety of career fields.

After winning the grueling Sandhurst Competition earlier this year, Texas Army ROTC became the country’s No. 1 program, ahead of more than 270 others.