Governor Jindal Honors Veterans, Designates 24 Louisiana Colleges as Military and Veteran Friendly Campuses
Governor Jindal highlighted campuses across Louisiana for going above and beyond to create a supportive environment for veteran and military students by designating these universities as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus." This designation was included in Governor Jindal's 2015 Legislative Package and it assists veterans in selecting which Louisiana institution best fits their needs.
LSU Eunice was one of the universities selected by the governor as a Military Friendly Campus. LSUE has been named to the list for five consecutive years.
With over two million veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is important that Louisiana's two and four-year schools support military men and women by helping them get a quality education. In order to seek a Governor's designation, state schools must offer admissions policies and academic and student support services tailored to military and veteran students signifying their willingness to assist service men and women in meeting their educational goals. Some of the criteria for receiving the designation include specialized orientation sessions, application fee waivers, readmission policies after return from deployment, priority class scheduling, veteran-specific courses, career workshops, and adoption of the veterans articulation transfer process.
Governor Jindal said, "Today, it is fitting that we recognize the Louisiana universities that have worked to ensure that our military and veteran students have access to the educational support they deserve when they return home from service. These servicemen and women are dedicated leaders who have given their all to protect our country, and we celebrate them, their families and all of our veterans today for their unending dedication to our great country. Our military members have made tremendous sacrifices to serve the American people throughout the years, and today is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our local heroes."
All four LSU campuses were designated as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus"