The mission of Semper Fi Society is to mentally and physically prepare Marines and NROTC midshipmen enrolled in the University of Kansas Naval ROTC for Officer Candidate School in an environment that builds Esprit de Corps and camaraderie among its members. Secondly, Semper Fi Society strives to uphold the Officer Candidate School motto of "Ductus Exemplo," which means leadership by example, every moment of everyday, whether on campus or in their own community.


"Being a Marine Officer is not just about leading Marines, It's about earning their respect. Physical and mental toughness, moral courage, unselfishness, teamwork, commitment and a belief in yourself are essential to your success at OCS."

- Colonel Louis N. Rachal Former Commanding Officer, Officer Candidates School



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​Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the recently established Nicholas A. Herren Memorial Leadership Award.  This fully endowed award will provide monetary assistance to University of Kansas students who have a demonstrated record of leadership and serve as cadet or midshipmen in one of the three ROTC units at KU, or have previously served in the United States Armed Forces.


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