Albion College earns Veteran-Friendly Schools honor for 2023-24

August 11, 2023

A gold seal with a stars and strips design with a large star in the center. The text around the seal reads MVAA Veteran-Friendly School Gold 2023-24The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, or MVAA, has recognized Albion College with gold status on its list of Veteran-Friendly Schools for 2023-2024.

The Veteran-Friendly Schools program recognizes academic institutions committed to supporting the needs of veterans and military-connected students. These institutions are awarded gold, silver or bronze status based on their veteran services and programs.

Schools must meet six of the following seven criteria to be granted gold status:

  • Established process for identification of current student veterans.
  • Veteran-specific website.
  • Active student veteran organization or club.
  • Veteran-specific career services, resources, advising and/or outcome monitoring.
  • On-campus veterans’ coordinator and/or designated staff point of contact.
  • System to evaluate and award academic credit based on prior military training and experience.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of student veteran academic retention, progress and graduation rates.

A state government agency within the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, MVAA provides support, care, advocacy and service to veterans and their families.