UGA named ‘Best Place for Student Veterans’

UGA has been named to the “Military Times Best for Vets: College 2015” list just in time for Veterans Day.

One of only 140 colleges in the U.S. to have achieved this designation, UGA provides comprehensive service to military veterans during the admissions process and while they are enrolled at the university. The rankings are decided based on veteran students’ academic success, graduation rates and course completion rates.

UGA is also one of only a few schools that offers a Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC). The SVRC was founded in 2013, and provides information about the university’s services for student veterans, advocacy and an on-campus location for student veterans to gather while studying or socializing. Earlier this fall, the SVRC received an $150,000 commitmentfrom the First Data Corporation to enhance the center’s programs and services for student veterans. On November 21, the SVRC will hold a dedication ceremony to unveil the newly named First Data Student Veterans Lounge. First Data’s Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs and member of the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors Vivian Greentree (ABJ ’00, AB ’01) was instrumental in securing the gift to the SVRC.

Additionally, the university maintains an active affiliation with both the Student Veterans of America and Got Your 6, a national campaign that encourages veterans to become leaders in their communities.

The UGA Alumni Association is grateful to the faculty, staff and student veterans who have served their country honorably. Happy Veterans Day to you all!