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Accomplishments

The Office of Veterans Services continuously strives to provide quality and meaningful programs and services to support our campus veteran population.  We are happy to serve, proud of our list of accomplishments, and look forward to providing more services in the future:

  • In 2010, KU introduced the first KU Guide for Veterans and dedicated webpage for veterans.
  • Since 2010, KU is annually recognized by GI Jobs Magazine and Military Advanced Education Magazines as one of America's top Military Friendly Schools--a designation reserved for the top 20% of Colleges and Universities.
  • In 2010, the Military Club at KU was re-established.
  • In 2011, the Office of Disability Services began hosting Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) information sessions.
  • In 2011, the ADA Veterans Task Force (later renamed Military and Veterans Affairs Advisory Board) hosted their first annual Military/Veterans Meet and Greet for student, faculty and staff Veterans, as well as our local veteran organization supporters.  This annual event is held in November in honor of Veterans Day.  Attendees mingle and enjoy a complimentary lunch.
  • In 2012, the Office of Admissions created a dedicated webpage for prospective student-veterans.
  • In 2012 (and annually thereafter), KU Military and Veterans Affairs Advisory Board partnered with local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 560 to provide three $1,000 scholarships to three eligible student-veterans per academic year. 
  • In 2013, KU Advisory Board and Military Club at KU hosted the first Military Benefits Workshop which is offered once during each academic semester.
  • In 2013, KU Office of Veterans Services and Veterans Services Center was established. A Community 'Got Your 6' Covenant was formed between local community organizations and KU to support KU campus veterans.
  • In 2013, KU Office of Veterans Services partnered with local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 560 to reimburse a set number of admissions application fees to eligible student-veterans each academic semester. 
  • In 2013, KU Frederick Douglass Institute, Offices of Veterans Services and Multicultural Services hosted a Veterans Hispanic Heritage event.  Additionally, the Office of Veterans Services collaborated with other campus organizations to participate in 9/11 Remembrance event and Constitution Day.
  • In 2013, KU Office of Veterans Services awarded their first Veterans Spirit Award to a mom and son team during KU's Community Day Football game.  Both honorees are KU alumnus and were recognized for their support to the veteran community and their families.
  • In 2013, KU Office of Veterans Services hosted their first graduation event for all graduating student-veterans.  Graduating Veterans were presented with a red, white, and blue graduation honor cord to be worn with their commencement gown.  Additionally, President Cevallos formally recognized their dedication to duty during his ceremony address and pledged that this formal recognition will be a commencement tradition.
  • In 2014, KU Office of Veterans Services hosted their first Veterans and Military-Connected Orientation for incoming freshman and transfer students.
  • In 2014, KU Office of Veterans Services established a Peer Veteran Sponsorship program to assist new students to transition to KU smoothly.
  • In 2013, KU became a Yellow Ribbon School.
  • In 2014, KU Office of Veterans Services introduced Green Zone/GY6 faculty and staff awareness training to the campus community.
  • In 2014, KU proclaimed November 10-16 as Veterans Awareness Week and hosted a week of educationally enriched programming.
  • In 2014, KU was named a Best for Vets College by Military Times.
  • In 2015, KU Office of Veterans Services hosted first Mental Health First Aid Certification course for KU campus and community.  Berks County Veterans Affairs Office and VFW Post 560 were event partners.
  • In 2015, KU Office of Veterans Services partnered with the Kutztown PA National Guard Recruiting team to provide a Staff and Faculty Tour Experience at Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA.
  • In 2015, KU Office of Veterans Services, KU Small Business Development Center, and KU Entrepreneurial Leadership Center hosted their first Boots to Entrepreneurship Workshop.