University designated Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School for 2018-2019

December 18, 2018

Veterans logoThe State of Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency has once again honored Detroit Mercy as a Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School for 2018-19. This achievement is based on the University’s efforts in helping student veterans achieve success during their studies.

Detroit Mercy is one of several dozen Michigan institutions honored with the veteran-friendly status. The program awards bronze, silver or gold-level status to the participating educational institutions for their commitment to providing on-campus, veteran-centric services to student veterans and dependents utilizing a GI Bill and other educational benefits.

“The continued growth of MVAA’s Veteran-Friendly School Program demonstrates the dedication our state’s academic institutions have to the success of our student veteran population,” said MVAA Director James Robert Redford. “Michigan is fortunate to have top quality educational institutions that maintain high standards of support and services for our growing population of veterans and their families. The program makes it easy for students to identify which schools are invested in their success, and we greatly appreciate the commitment of this year’s participants.”

Criteria that schools must meet include having an active student-operated veterans club or association; veteran-specific career services or advising; on-campus veteran’s coordinator and awarding credit based on prior military training and experience.

The veteran-friendly designation is available to any institution of higher learning eligible to receive veteran education benefits, regardless of size, location or program delivery. Institutions apply annually for a designation, with an application and review process conducted every spring semester. For more information, please visit

This past year, U.S. News 2019 “Best Colleges Edition” once again ranked Detroit Mercy No. 17 for Best Colleges for Veterans in the Midwest Region. Also, the University was designated as a Military Friendly School for 2018-2019. For information about how Detroit Mercy can help veterans, please visit

Finally, Detroit Mercy offers a heart-felt thank you to all of our veterans for your sacrifice and service!