UF's New Partnership with the Department of Veteran's Affairs
GAINESVILLE - The University of Florida didn't make the list when two recent surveys ranked the best schools in the nation for services offered to veterans...but a new partership could change that.
UF opened its Collegiate Veterans Success Center this year and this week they've added a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense.
That partnership provides a counselor on campus to help veterans with everything from mental health services and education resources to disability information.
It's a program that the associate dean of students says many students turn to when they transition from service to school.
Anthony DeSantis, UF associate dean of students: "many of them are much older than the traditional 18 to 21 year old students on campus. They have more life experiences so being able to congregate and be in one location is really important to them."
UF is now apart of just 94 schools in the country to offer these veteran successs services.
Santa Fe College is also apart of the parternship.
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