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Veterans & Military

At Quinnipiac, we recognize the sacrifices that current and former military service members have made on behalf of the United States. We've long been committed to helping our nation’s veterans, active and reserve military and National Guard members reach their educational goals. We partner with both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a comprehensive set of benefits that fit with your military experience.

Whether your mission is advancing your military career, transitioning to the civilian sector or supporting your dependent as they work toward their degree, we are honored to assist you every step of the way.

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On the national stage

Our commitment to honor and support our active duty and veteran students, faculty and staff was featured on "Military Makeover: Operation Career," which debuted on the Lifetime network on June 24. The nationally broadcast show highlighted Alex Hartman '19, Shamar Farmer '18 and Jason Burke, director of veteran and military affairs, and showed how their military experiences have led them to success at Quinnipiac. The segment will continue to air nationally throughout the summer.

Veterans Day events

While members of our armed services are always in our thoughts, early November is the time students, alumni, faculty and staff come together to show their appreciation. We host events and activities across our campuses in recognition of our veterans, designed to connect them with the greater university community. Thank you for joining us at these engaging events.

Quinnipiac’s Joining Forces Committee hosted Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne on November 5. Mills shared his story of recovery, rehabilitation, determination and new life as one of only five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive their injuries. He also met with members of the Student Veterans Organization.

The university hosted a private dinner for service members and their families on November 7. Invitees come together each year to thank and honor our veterans for their service to our country and the contributions they make to our community.

The university hosted a flag-raising ceremony outside of the Carl Hansen Student Center on November 11. Members of the Student Veterans Organization raised the flag.

Following the flag-raising ceremony, attendees and members of the university community shared coffee and donuts, and encouraged members of the university community to sign cards to send to deployed troops. The event was hosted by the Student Veterans Organization.

The Military Law Society hosted a flag-raising ceremony outside of the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences main entrance on the North Haven Campus on November 11.

Students hosted a talent show on November 11 to raise funds for Homes for our Troops. Homes For Our Troops is a publicly funded nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

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Jason Burke

Jason Burke

Director, Veteran and Military Affairs

"The Military Times does a very comprehensive survey to ensure their list of best schools for veterans reflects universities that offer the best chance for success of these non-traditional students. Quinnipiac ranks very well because of the team effort that supports our veterans not only on campus but also within the Connecticut VA system. We also have a very active Student Veterans Organization that gets additional outside campus support via the Student Veterans of America."

Distinctions

Best for Vets Schools in the United States

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Best 4-year university for veterans

Military Times

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program