Two years ago this September, you may recall that we opened a new Veteran’s Center on campus. As a university in a military town, SDSU proudly serves the veteran and military students on campus and strives to provide them with the support and services they needed to succeed. Now, with more than 1,000 student veterans it seems we’ve already outgrown the first new Veteran’s Center and at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, we’ll celebrate the opening of a new and expanded Veteran’s Center.
Because of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the number of student veterans is expected to grow even more over the next few years. The new center will help accommodate increasing student needs – as well as the needs of their dependants – by providing more staff, a conference room (The Ambassador Charles Hostler Conference Room), a veterans lounge for student veterans to converse and interact and more workspace for VA work study students.
SDSU recently ranked No. 30 on the list of best universities for veterans by Military Times Edge. As a university, we consider it a privilege to serve these individuals who have served our country so proudly. From the Student Veteran Organization, the Veteran’s House on Fraternity Row, and now the new and improved Veteran’s Center, the more we can do to make their experience here at SDSU a good one, the better.