The University of Northern Iowa has been selected as a Military-Friendly University in Military Advanced Education's (MAE) 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.
From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE's 2013 Guide to Military Friend Colleges and Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to implement military friendly policies in support of our men and women in uniform.
Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year's institutions for inclusion in the guide are flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of service members, faculty trained in veterans reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in specific mental health concerns.
"We are enthusiastic about the initiatives on campus to support our military and veteran students," said Leslie Williams, UNI Dean of Students. "To be recognized as an institution that embraces military students and works to ensure their success is significant. We all benefit from the experiences these students bring to our campus."
The Cedar Rapids Vet Center is providing free services to eligible combat Veterans and their families at the UNI Student Health Clinic. A Vet Center counselor is onsite every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - appointments are required. Services include: Individual readjustment counseling, referral for benefits assistance, substance abuse information and referral, and sexual trauma counseling and referral. To schedule an appointment, please contact Jennifer Shuster via phone at (319) 378-0016.