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SHU Earns Recognition as a Military-Friendly School

Commitment to student-veterans prompts recognition

Veterans Resource Center

Sacred Heart University has earned the 2017-18 Military Friendly® School designation and silver award for offering some of the best opportunities and conditions for students who are veterans.

Military Friendly® is a rating program operated by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs magazine and website. It measures organizations’ commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community

“Sacred Heart University is dedicated to our military heroes and their families,” said Kathy Dilks, director of graduate, international and veteran student affairs. “The University and the dedicated team who work with veterans make a concerted effort to create a seamless process from the moment they consider SHU, to the point of graduation and beyond. We are there step by step to encourage and assist. Empathy, compassion, understanding and mutual respect are what guide all of us at SHU to welcome our heroes and their families.”

Besides helping students with admissions, housing, financial aid and processing benefits, our dedicated team of university professionals work hard to help the student-veterans feel at home by hosting campus tours and gatherings. The University’s Veterans Resource Center is a space on campus where student-veterans can get together as they strive to achieve their education goals. They also can learn about other resources available to them on campus and within the community.

According to Victory Media, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive and powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, it provides service members and their families with a list that helps them select the best education and training for their civilian life.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation are evaluated using public data sources and responses from Military Friendly® surveys. Final rankings are determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.