A white rectangular device edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border, the overall dimensions 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in height and 3 7/8 inches (9.84 cm) in width, on which is centered a stylized blue building consisting of six vertical columns supporting a triangular roof detailed white and resting above two blue steps, all below an arced inscription "THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI" in red letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.
Red, white and blue reflect the colors of the University. The Lyceum reflects the academic studies of the cadets and indentifies the ROTC Program with the University.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 25 March 1981. It was amended to add subdued colors, metric measurements and update the description and symbolism on 22 May 1992. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-88)