Fast Facts

Mission

NC State University is committed to educating, supporting, and honoring student veterans and their families by helping them acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.

We provide a variety of programs and services to:

  • Discharged and retired veterans
  • Active duty military
  • Members of the National Guard and Reserve Components
  • Spouses and dependents of military and veterans
  • Gold Star family members

Our goal is to enable our military affiliated students to succeed as they:

  1. Transition from the military to the campus,
  2. Persist to graduation, and
  3. Transition from the campus to the civilian workforce.

 

History

In 2016, the Military and Veteran Resource Center opened in the fall to provide a one-stop shop for military connected students to get information about campus resources such as academic support, housing, health care or to simply to make connections with others from similar backgrounds.Today, we continue to expand our efforts across campus and in the community. 

 

People

 

Activities

  • Military and Veteran Summit – fall open house for all new students
  • Challenge Coin Initiative – to honor outstanding military connected allies
  • SALUTE – national honor society for veterans
  • Spring Open House – to welcome all incoming and transfer students
  • Student Veteran Association – student organization for veterans
  • Graduation Recognition and Celebration – hosted in the fall and spring semesters
  • Military Appreciation Games and events – coordinated with NC State Athletics
  • VA Workstudy Program – student employment opportunity open to those receiving benefits
  • Veteran Alumni Socials – hosted each term to connect current students and alumni
  • Green Zone training – designed for faculty and staff to receiving training about military culture

 

Participation

  • In the 2018-2019 academic year, we served 2,358 military connected students
    • 813 of which were veterans
    • 1,545 were dependents
  • 24 programs we offered with over 1,000 participants
  • 22 outreach events were hosted with nearly 850 engagements

 

Facilities

  • 100 Witherspoon Student Center

          2810 Cates Avenue

          Campus Box 7318

          Raleigh, NC 27695

 

Staff

  • Nick Drake, Director

         919.515.5041

         nrdrake@ncsu.edu

  • Juliann Kasza, Coordinator

         919.515.5041

        jmkasza@ncsu.edu