A few days after taking part in honoring our nation’s veterans, Sonoma State University has celebrated the opening of its first space dedicated to supporting military-connected students on campus. On Thursday, Nov. 14, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to unveil the Military and Veteran Resource Center on the first floor of the library, which is designed to help military-connected students to meet, access services and get further involved on campus.
“I recognize the important role this center will play in making new connections and new friendships for our military and veteran students,” said President Judy K. Sakaki during the ceremony. “And I deeply appreciate the critical effort that went into creating a resource center that meets the needs of Seawolves who have served – or are serving – in the military.”
Military and Veteran Programs has recently expanded previous services to address the academic, personal and social success of military-connected students. In addition to building community within the current campus population, Military and Veteran Programs has built connections with community partners to holistically support both current and prospective students.
“Over the past year and a half, Sonoma State University has made significant strides toward making our campus community inclusive, welcoming and supportive for our SSU military population,” said Dr. Gregory Sawyer, vice president of student affairs at Sonoma State. “Along with our Veteran Graduation Medallion Ceremony and the Vice President for Student Affairs’ Advisory Board on Military and Veteran Programs, the Military and Veteran Resource Center is yet another critical step taken to ensure that Sonoma State is equipped to meet the needs of those who have served this country so selflessly.”
For more information on Military and Veteran Programs, visit Student Success and Advising.