FAU Earns Military Friendly® Status for 12th Consecutive Year
For the 12th straight year, Florida Atlantic University is being recognized as a Military Friendly® School, earning the “Category: Tier 2 Research Institution” designation. (Photo by Alex Dolce)
For the 12th straight year, Florida Atlantic University is being recognized as a Military Friendly® School, earning the “Category: Tier 2 Research Institution” designation. Additionally, FAU has been categorized as a Military Spouse Friendly School under that same designation.
“FAU takes great pride in providing exceptional services, programs and, most importantly, an education to our brave military and veteran students and their dependents,” said Donald Gabriel, director of FAU’s Military and Veterans Affairs. “We are honored to receive this recognition for the 12th straight year.”
FAU’s Office of Military and Veterans Student Success Center serves more than 1,000 military and veteran students, which includes dependents eligible for military and veteran educational benefits. It promotes activities and programs intended to enhance military and veteran student success while creating a platform for veterans to engage the community.
The center serves as a hub for military and veteran student engagement by offering resources such as peer mentoring, a career readiness program, student club organization, internship and employment opportunities, networking events, an entrepreneurship program, and outdoor expeditions and social gatherings. This support enhances academic, personal and professional success.
Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunity for the military community. Final survey results and ratings are determined by combining an institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet minimum thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.