GVSU receives gold-level status from veterans group for fifth consecutive year

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Grand Valley was again named a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School for the 2019-2020 academic year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Gold is the highest level awarded.

MVAA commended Grand Valley for its hard work and dedication to student veterans and dependents. There are 338 military-connected students at GVSU. 

The Michigan Veteran-Friendly Schools Program recognizes academic institutions committed to supporting the needs of veterans and military-connected students based on several factors, including: a veteran-specific website, an active student veteran organization or club, and an on-campus veterans' coordinator or designated staff point of contact.

Grand Valley has received national recognition for its commitment to veterans, offering a number of programs. 

• Student Veterans Network (gvsu.edu/veterans) provides support for veterans, active service members and dependents in successfully progressing to degree completion, and on to post-military careers.

• TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program (gvsu.edu/vub) provides free academic support services to low-income veterans who want to complete degree programs.

• Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab (gvsu.edu/mve) gives veterans and military families the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to develop and launch a business.

More more information about the GVSU veterans network, visit gvsu.edu/veterans