Quinnipiac recognized as a Military Friendly university

August 23, 2023

Student veterans raise the American flag during a ceremony

Quinnipiac has been recognized as one of the best universities for veterans to attend in the United States.

The university was recognized among Viqtory's most recent Military Friendly Schools rankings, specifically as the top university in Connecticut and third best in the United States for veterans to attend. Viqtory is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business.

“As a traditional university with a majority of students coming to Quinnipiac directly out of high school, this recognition is very unique because it showcases that we take a holistic approach to diversifying our campuses by supporting adult learners, from vastly different backgrounds, that have also served their country,” said Jason Burke, assistant vice president of student experience and executive director of veteran and military affairs at Quinnipiac.

Burke, who is also a veteran, praised the university's universal commitment to supporting veterans.

“Quinnipiac has a designated office for support that quickly links to other administrative offices so veterans can concentrate on being students,” said Burke. “Also, Quinnipiac has a veterans’ lounge on the Mount Carmel and North Haven campuses where they can relax, study and build camaraderie with their fellow veterans.”

The university celebrates student veterans with a Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony, Veterans Day dinner, Spring BBQ fundraiser and new-student veteran mixers. Quinnipiac also has a Student Veterans Organization (SVO) for students to join and meet other veterans and partake in co-curricular activities.

Transitioning to a civilian lifestyle after military service can present challenges, but Quinnipiac emphasizes the importance of student veteran success, Burke said.

“I hope veterans gain a network of lifelong friends and colleagues — both civilian and veterans — that have shaped their trajectory and provided a foundation for growth, reflection and satisfying career path," he said.

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