CSU once again hailed as a ‘military friendly’ school
August 29, 2022
For the third year in a row, Columbus State University has been recognized as a “Military Friendly SchoolⓇ” by “GI Magazine”. The Bronze institution of GI Magazine.
The list of Military FriendlyⓇ schools is an important resource for veterans and active duty members when considering higher education. The list serves as a guide as to which schools will provide them with the best benefits, opportunities, and support to achieve their educational goals.
“GI Magazine” rates more than 1,800 institutions through a public survey, with only 665 schools receiving some level of Military FriendlyⓇ designation.
Educational service to retired and active duty military members and their families is coordinated by the Columbus State Office of Military Registration and Adult Learning. Counselors and counselors help military-affiliated students with resources ranging from school-life-career balance, transitioning from military life to civilian learning, transfer credit for previous university studiesand making the best use of the educational and financial benefits derived from military service
“Many of our on-campus military-affiliated students receive military education benefits which, when combined with traditional financial aid resources, provide tremendous opportunities,” said Susan Lovell, office manager of military enlistment and adult learners of CSU. “With more scholarships specifically for students affiliated with the military, we can help further reduce tuition fees for serving and retired military members and their family members. Our full-time staff are dedicated to making the often tedious transition from military to college life as seamless as possible..”
Jacob Bolar, an Army veteran and senior at CSU, pointed to some of the aspects of Columbus State that he believes make it a military-friendly university.
“WWe have the Green Zone program at Columbus State, where the [Military and Adult Learners]
staff train faculty in the specialized needs of Army-affiliated students. Once a teacher completes this training, they receive a green zone designation sticker for their office door. This is a huge welcome sign for veterans like me who might have questions.
These resources extend beyond faculty to all Columbus State employees. Lovell and his team seek to help faculty and staff better understand the needs of military-affiliated students and train their colleagues on how to meet and manage those needs as they arise and connect Army-affiliated students with the academic, tutoring, counseling, and financial support available at CSU.
Beyond academics and college affordability, Columbus State offers a wide variety of programs and services to help current and former military members acclimate to college life. This includes special orientation programs at the start of each semester, as well as a vibrant veteran student association with its own community-building activities.
The list of military friendly schools 2022-2023 is available at www.militaryfriendly.com. For more information about the CSU Office of Military Enlistment and Adult Learners, go online to military.columbusstate.educall 706.507.8866 or visit their on-campus office at University Hall on CSU’s main campus.