Veterans Day is a day in which we take time to thank all those who served our country with our armed forces through the years. Their dedication and fearlessness are traits that cannot be overlooked and should be recognized by all who enjoy daily freedoms in whatever it is they do. In higher education, it is our responsibility to offer these returning veterans a chance to re-assimilate to public life and earn the skills and education necessary to do so successfully.
SUNY schools have lots to offer those that served in the armed forces. Each year, Military Times magazine compiles an annual “Best for Vets” college list to recognize the institutions that provide exceptional service and opportunity to military veterans. These include financial assistance, academic guidance and assistance, and even the comfort of the environment to help the adjustment back to civilian life. For those reasons, eight SUNY schools made it to the 2017 list of Best Colleges for Veterans. The campuses are:
Our SUNY Campuses are constantly expanding their military affairs and veteran services offerings. The range of benefits and actions provided by SUNY campuses to those who fought to protect our country are large and varied, including things like new veteran lounges, advising services, community events, and more.
Take a look at some of our campus highlights among the many things happening to support and honor our service members.
When seeking a college education, veterans have resources that they can take advantage of to assist them on their path to a degree. There are Veterans Administration educational benefits, tuition assistance programs, and more. All military and veteran students can learn about programs and opportunity at all SUNY campuses and compare the different benefits available to them.
On Veterans Day, and every day throughout the year, remember to thank a service member for their dedication and for securing the freedoms that we hold dear in all that we do.
Sarah Petrak is a student assistant with the Office of Communications and New Media for SUNY System Administration. She is a studying Public Policy at the University at Albany.