As we approach Veteran’s Day, we thought we’d take the time in the coming weeks to highlight some universities that are among the nation’s friendliest toward our American veterans. Recently, we wrote about how Brown University, a school we’ve been critical of in the past for its treatment of veterans in the admissions process, deserves credit for the work they’re doing to promote a more welcoming and inclusive environment for the men and women who’ve served America in uniform. Today, we’re highlighting a school that we believe to be a leader in educating America’s veterans and that school is Dartmouth College.
For many years, Dartmouth College was led by James Wright, a history professor with an expertise in the American West. James Wright was also a United States Marine and he helped write the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, a bill that expanded the educational benefits available to veterans of America’s military who served in uniform after September 11, 2001. So is Dartmouth a military-friendly institution? Well, its president emeritus helped author the very bill that helps our veterans pursue their educations so we’d sure say so!
As we approach Veteran’s Day, we salute Dartmouth College for the school’s storied history of supporting the men and women who’ve valiantly served America in uniform.
The resources available to veterans at Dartmouth are also extensive. There’s the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans Association, where vets and their families can find support among fellow vets and their families. There’s the Dartmouth Graduate Veterans Association, which is specifically available for graduate students to find this same kind of support. There’s the Dartmouth College Army ROTC. And there’s the Dartmouth Uniformed Service Alumni, an alumni and career network for those who’ve served. DUSA’s even got an annual weekend on campus coming up this very weekend. These are just a few of the resources available to American veterans at a school with a proud history of service.
Today, the vice president for alumni relations, Martha Beattie, sent out an email to alumni of Dartmouth College that closed with this: “Today and every day, we are grateful for all our Dartmouth veterans who have so bravely served our country and our College.”