Once again, the University of Georgia has been nationally reaffirmed in 2016 as Military Friendly, Best for Vets and a Top Military College/University. Since the establishment of the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) in the spring of 2013, UGA has made significant progress in connecting student veterans to one another, as well as to campus and community resources.
UGA Student Affairs established the SVRC when the university realized that there was a need for more focused support for the veteran community and their families. Going forward, UGA is reinforcing the efforts of the SVRC through the creation of a new university-wide Veterans Success Council (VSC) co-chaired by Dr. William McDonald, Dean of Students, and Dr. Ronald Cervero, Associate Vice President for Instruction. The purpose of this senior council, composed of faculty and staff, is to serve as a forum to discuss issues critical to the success of UGA’s emerging student veteran population, assess institutional hurdles that may hinder their success and, where appropriate, propose and enact solutions to overcome recognized obstacles.
UGA is committed to ensuring our student veterans transition, perform, persist, thrive and are placed in positions of responsibility within their chosen fields upon graduation. The VSC and SVRC are the latest examples of this commitment.