The University of New Orleans has been recognized twice this month for its commitment to serving United States veterans.
Gov. Bobby Jindal on Nov. 11 recognized the campus as a “Governor’s Military and Veteran Friendly Campus” for the 2015-16 school year.
In addition, the University was designated a “Military Friendly School” by MilitaryFriendly.com, a division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that rates companies and colleges on their programs to recruit and retain veterans and military spouses.
UNO was one of 1,400 schools across the United States to receive the distinction—and one of 14 in Louisiana. Schools were surveyed and assessed based on 10 indicators of success, including support for student veterans on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouse policies, according to the organization.
“University of New Orleans plays a pivotal role in preparing our citizens for the numerous job opportunities that continue to be created in our state,” Jindal wrote in a Nov. 11 letter to UNO President Peter J. Fos. “Tailored admissions policies and student support services aid our military personnel in becoming the resource to fill these workforce needs.”
UNO currently enrolls 250 veterans as students.
The UNO Veterans Affairs Office supports veterans from all branches as they navigate admissions, financial aid and other aspects of integrating in a traditional academic environment following military service.
To read more about the Military Friendly School distinction, click here.