ROTC Through the Decades


Following student antimilitary protests, the Faculty votes to end Harvard's ROTC program.


The University revives program in current form, with Harvard cadets receiving instruction through MIT.

Spring, 1990:


Faculty Council issues an ultimatium, promising to sever all ties unless the military admits gays and lesbians.

Spring, 1992:

News President Neil L. Rudenstine and Dean of the Faculty Jeremy R. Knowles say the ultimatim is "not binding" and convene a new committee.

Fall, 1992:

The committee issues its compromise proposal; Bill Clinton, who has promised to end the ban on gays in the military, is elected president.