November 6, 2013
CLEMSON — Clemson University has been named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list, which honors the 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
The list is published by Victory Media, a media organization for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.
Clemson has a rich military heritage, dating back to its founding as an all-male military college in 1889. Beginning with the first graduating class of 1896, more than 10,000 Clemson men and women have served in the armed forces.
Each fall, Clemson hosts Military Appreciation Day at a home football game to celebrate and honor those serving in the military, and two campus landmarks — the Scroll of Honor Memorial and Military Heritage Plaza — are physical reminders of Clemson’s military heritage. Clemson’s award-winning Army and Air Force ROTC units and Pershing Rifles carry on many of the university’s military traditions today.
Approximately 150 Clemson students are military veterans. The Clemson Student Veterans’ Association (CVSA), an organization for student veterans, is a resource for student veterans and a way for them to connect with one another. Earlier this year, the association opened the Student Veterans Success Center and GI Bill Help Desk to provide additional resources for student veterans.