Military and Veteran Affairs
Georgia Southern University recognizes that military-affiliated students often face challenging obstacles in the pursuit of a college degree. As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to provide educational opportunities to the military population, in the Fall of 2013 Southern created the office of Military and Veterans Affairs. The office provides a comprehensive military and veteran-friendly education support program that engages military-affiliated students from admissions to career placement to help them pursue and achieve their academic and professional goals.
Military Resource Center
In collaboration with a variety of University departments and organizations, the Military Resource Center (MRC) provides assistance, connection, camaraderie, coordinated services, and resources to ensure that all military connected students are afforded the greatest opportunities for success. Members of our military community will experience individually-tailored support of the highest quality through the MRC. Students can get information about the application and admissions process, education benefits, and prior learning assessments to determine credit for military training. MRCs provide access to computers, a resource library, peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring programs, referrals to other campus and community resources, and information about the Student Veterans of America Chapters at each campus. The Centers at Armstrong and Statesboro have lounges known as “The Eagles Nest” that provide a designated space for military-affiliated students to network, study, and relax. The lounges include a kitchenette and social space that has couches, books, magazines, a television, movies and video game consoles. The MRC at the Statesboro Campus is located in the Russell Student Union and the Center at the Armstrong Campus can be found in the Pirate Athletic Center.