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Thursday, January 7, 2016
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has been named to the state’s inaugural
list of the Governor’s Military and Veteran Friendly Campuses.
The designation was designed to commend those institutions that have gone above and beyond to create a supportive environment for veteran and military students. It is intended to assist veterans in selecting the Louisiana institution that best fits their needs.
To receive the Governor’s designation, state schools must offer admissions policies and academic and student support services tailored to military and veteran students and other veteran-specific practices.
“We are pleased to accept this recognition by the Governor. Southeastern has always been a welcoming college and university for veterans, dating back to when our veterans returned from World War II looking for educational opportunities,” said President John L. Crain. “That tradition continues today.”
Southeastern has been tagged as a national Military Friendly Campus four times in the last several years in recognition of its policies and services toward veterans by Victory Media and “G.I. Jobs Media.” Additionally, next semester Southeastern will re-introduce Army Reserve Officer Training Corps classes on the campus to better serve students seeking to participate in ROTC. The courses were discontinued in 1995, which required Southeastern students to travel to Baton Rouge to take courses.