The primary purpose of Scabbard and Blade is to raise the standard of military education in American colleges and universities; to unite in closer relationship their military departments; to encourage and foster the essential qualities of good and efficient officers; and to promote friendship and good fellowship among the cadet officers. The Society also disseminates knowledge of military education to the students and people of the country. In general, they acquaint the people with our national defense needs.
The purpose of the National Society of Pershing Rifles is to develop, to the highest degree possible, outstanding traits of leadership, military science, military bearing, and discipline within the framework of a military oriented, honorary fraternity. — General of the Armies John J. Pershing.
Scotch Guard was founded at LSU in 1962. The Guard became an honorary women's auxiliary to the United States Army Reserve Officers Training Corps, making a commitment not to the Army alone but also to serve the Baton Rouge community and the university. The members of Scotch Guard share a common interest, which is their commitment to service.
The Raider Company is a volunteer extra curricular activity which develops leadership qualities while providing special training to cadets who are interested in rigorous physical training, extensive instruction in small unit tactics, and participation in additional field training exercises. Membership is open to all Army ROTC cadets who meet the qualification standards and the minimum participation requirements. Members are easily identified by their distinctive tan beret.
The Cadets of the Ole War Skule is a service and fraternal organization which strives to preserve and strengthen a spirit of camaraderie among its members, to foster and perpetuate patriotism and to strengthen a sense of individual allegiance to LSU. Upon commissioning, cadets from Tiger Battalion are given a one-year membership into the Cadets of the Ole War Skule.