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Find Success at the VRS!

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Our country’s veteran community are amazingly dedicated, disciplined, selfless and talented, and the student veterans at Northern Kentucky University are no exception! Our veterans have selflessly served our country and have chosen to return to school in order to further their education and continue their service to society.

Northern Kentucky University has been voted and ranked nationally as one of the Best for Vets universities, one of the Top Colleges and Universities for Advanced Education and Transition, and one of the top Military Friendly Universities, and we proudly serve our military affailiate and veteran student population with special programs and services to ensure their academic success and transition into college. 

There are a variety of ways in which our community can help our student veteran be successful. Consider mentoring, volunteering, resume reviews, service projects, hiring and/or a donation is always appreciated and used for engagment and programs.  Contact the VRS for additional information or sign up here

Located in the Student Success Center (UC 131), the station’s mission is to be a one-stop liaison that fosters a community to provide, facilate, and coordinate programs and services for our veterans, military affliate students, faculty and staff in accomplishing thier goals.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (859) 572-7867

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Military Friendly 2021-2022 Bronze Award

Designated "GOLD" for 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY media

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Best for Vets 2020 Award

Ranked one of the ''Best for Vets Colleges'' among four-year schools by Military Times, 2020

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Help Support the VRS


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Benefits of VRS

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University Center exterior during the day.

"At-Ease" Lounge/Dayroom

A dedicated space for like-minded souls to unite, chill, eat, have a cup of coffee and study.

 

Students working on Mac computer inside a computer lab.

Computer Lab

We have several desktop computers for your usage and FREE Printing!

Students saluting at veterans day ceremony.

Priority of Service

The VRS is a liaison for federal, state, local and campus resources. We are your battle buddy to guide, coach and mentor, empowering you in reaching your academic and life goals. In short ... we got your six!

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"Champions of Success" Award Winners

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President Ashish Vaidya presents Champions of Success award.
Veterans day wreath ceremony
Choir of students singing at Veterans Day award ceremony.
NKU President Ashish Vaidya standing next to Champions of Success winners
Students in uniform saluting
NKU President Ashish Vaidya presenting medal to champion of success award winner.

2021 Award Winners


Faculty / Staff Civilian Champion of Success: Dr. Suk-hee Kim

Faculty / Staff Veteran Champion of Success: Dr. Michael Baranowski

Student Civilian Champion of Success:  Mrs. Brittany Turner

Student Veteran Champion of Success: Mr. Jonathan Howser

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Submit Award Nomination


Award nominations are active from September 1st to October 31st.  Nominations can be made here
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