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Army Veteran
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Class of '17

Juston Graber

Overall Review
I'm giving this a 4/5 rating because I think there is always room for improvement. Since I started at USC in 2014, I have seen major advancements in how the school treats Veterans. This has been achieved through the strides that the student Veteran organization Executive Board members have made by establishing and facilitating strong relationships with the school president and faculty. The Veteran's Association has obtained ample space in order to ensure the continuance of the organization.
Campus Resources
Campus Resources
The veteran student center is currently a shared space with the Greek-life. The office is ample, however, it would be nice to see the veteran's association on campus eventually receive their own space.
Employability
Employability
The Veteran's Resource Center along with the veteran student organization frequently reaches out to guest speakers to attend general meetings that are open to all veteran students. Additionally there is a by-semester Career Fair held for veteran students.
Disability Support
Disability Support
If you have a PTSD rating, you are able to submit your paperwork to disability services on campus in order to receive more time on exams and other assistance as needed. USC is more than helpful during this process and the information is always readily available. It is not difficult to get help even if you do not have PTSD and are looking for occupational therapy.
Affordability
Affordability
As of Spring 2016, USC offers unlimited yellow ribbon for undergraduate students. Even though it's a private school, it is a Vet-friendly school. If you're 100% eligible for the post 9/11 GI bill, the school offers a university grant for veterans that will cover the remaining balance after your GI bill has been collected. If you're not 100% eligible, there are other ways around racking up student loans. Contact the school for more information, everybody's situation is different.
Faculty Friendliness
Faculty Friendliness
The professors on campus are more than willing to help out any student as long as you make it a point to speak with them during their office hours.
Veteran Connectedness
Veteran Connectedness
Student Veterans frequently utilize the space in the VRC in order to study and converse with fellow veterans, it is easy to find like-minded individuals and maintain the camaraderie you felt while you served in the military.