Shoulder Loop Insignia (SLI)
The Eastern Kentucky University SROTC program had its SLI authorized on June 6, 1974 by the Institute of Heraldry.
The EKU Army ROTC SLI is a gold metal and enamel device 1 3/16” in height overall consisting maroon enamel shield on which is a gold color metal and white enamel silhouette of a frontiersman with rifle, standing on gold color metal and white enamel mound within a circular pattern of fifteen white enamel stars. The fifteen stars are representative of Kentucky being incorporated as the 15th state. Attached below the shield a maroon segmented scroll inscribed “HONOS” on the dexter segment “OFFICUM” on the center segment and “PATRIA” on the sinister segment in gold color metal letters. “Honor, Officum, Patria” stands for Duty, Honor, Country; the three characteristics that embody EKU cadets and Army officers.