Jackson College again named a Veteran-Friendly School

May 4, 2020

Jackson College is proud to serve our military-connected students who have given of themselves through  service to our nation. The College’s efforts have been recognized as a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School for the 2019-2020 academic year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for the fourth consecutive year.

The Michigan Veteran-Friendly Schools Program recognizes academic institutions committed to supporting the needs of veterans and military-connected students, which includes both veterans and their family members. The MVAA shared that Jackson College’s commitment to helping student veterans succeed was evident. Criteria for recognition include establishing a process for identification of current student veterans, having an active student veteran organization or club, an on-campus veterans’ coordinator or designated contact, and monitoring and evaluation of student veteran academic retention, progress and graduation rates.

The College’s Veterans Resource Center, located in Bert Walker Hall, helps student veterans enroll in their education and find success in their courses. They may receive guidance with their GI Bill education benefits and academic advising, all while enjoying space where they can connect with others. A Student Veterans of America group welcomes all student and family members. The College enrolls about 140 military-connected students each year. All veteran services are available online during this time as students continue to progress despite the additional challenges presented by the pandemic.