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September 11, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU receives 2014 Military Friendly Schools designation

Slippery Rock University is again among the colleges, universities and trade schools designated to receive the 2014 “Military Friendly Schools” designation.

The list is compiled by Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

“We are indeed pleased to be included on this important list,” said SRU President Cheryl Norton. “We know military personnel returning to civilian life need guidance and direction in selecting a university, and we believe this list will give them a rock solid starting point. Our Veterans Affairs Office can help them ensure that their military benefits are put to the best possible use, and we certainly welcome the perspective and insight veterans bring to our classrooms. We hope veterans will use this list as a starting point in their college search.”

The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 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.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Slippery Rock University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Victory Media vice president and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Victory Media’s website,, includes a complete list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 institutions on the 2014 list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served, Collins said.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.