For the tenth consecutive year, Ohio Dominican University has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media. ODU was named a Gold School, ranking it in the top 10 percent of private colleges and universities in the United States that
don’t offer a doctorate. The 2019 Military Friendly Schools list recognizes colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their
success on campus. Ohio Dominican first launched the PATRIOTS Program more than 25 years ago to meet the educational needs of returning Vietnam veterans. Through PATRIOTS, veterans can achieve their academic goals, pursuing either an
associate's, bachelor's or master's degree. The University reintroduced the PATRIOTS Program in response to the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
About ODU's PATRIOTS Program
ODU's PATRIOTS Program offers free academic and mental wellness counseling to veterans to ensure their smooth transition from combat to classroom to career. The program is reinforced by an active advisory committee made up of faculty, veteran alumni
and student veterans. The entire University community celebrates the service and sacrifice of our veterans twice each academic year with Veterans Appreciation Day linked to home football and basketball games. ODU is a full participant in the Yellow
Ribbon Program and has a full-time liaison with the Veterans Administration. The program is led by a retired Army Major General.
Sua Sponte Student-Veteran Association
Bridging the gap from combat to classroom to career, Sua Sponte's purpose is to aid Veterans separating from the military have a smooth transfer into civilian and student life. Using discipline, structure, and motivation—Sua Sponte strives to
be a positive and impactful presence on campus and in our communities. Sua Sponte's mission is to create a thriving environment for Veterans while helping to bridge the gap between students, faculty and staff in support of transitioning veterans.
For more information, contact Sua Sponte at suasponte-sva.org.
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1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219