Military students are an important part of our university community. Opened in July 2016, the AIU Atlanta Veterans Center is one way we show our support to the military. A dedicated space on campus, it was designed for all active-duty military and veteran students and alumni.
AIU Atlanta Veterans Center Offerings
- Access to dedicated mentors
- Connection to other veterans and military students
- Military events and visiting speakers
AIU Atlanta Student Veterans of America Chapter
Looking for more ways to connect to the military veteran community? AIU Atlanta established a chapter of the Student Veterans of American (SVA). SVA is a national organization, of more than 500,000 student veterans, focused on providing military veterans with a variety of resources to help them succeed in their education and transition to student and civilian life, including:
- Chapter grant and scholarship programs
- Military and Veteran Career Conferences
- Leadership Institute Series
To learn more about the AIU Atlanta chapter, email AIUatlanta@careered.com.
Dedicated Military Support
Going to college as an active-duty military student or veteran can be challenging. That’s why we work tirelessly to provide servicemembers and veterans with support geared toward unique military student needs. Our Military Relations Department is available 24/7, serving all branches of the military, the National Guard, the Reserves, veterans, and military spouses and families. For more information on AIU’s Military Relations Department, contact Trent Orndorf, AIU Senior National Military Relations Manager at 404-965-6500 or visit 6600 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd, 500 Embassy Row, Room 300, Atlanta, GA 30328.
- Atlanta Veterans Center Grand Opening
On July 18, 2016 AIU opened a Veterans Center on our Atlanta campus. Dan Gordon, City of Atlanta Chief Operating Officer, was in attendance to kick off the center’s opening ceremony. “We are honored to dedicate this space to veterans and military students”, George Miller, AIU Atlanta President expressed as he cut the ribbon. It was Trent Orndorf’s, AIU’s Senior National Military Relations Manager, vision to have a dedicated space for AIU’s military students. “We are offering an opportunity for veterans, alumni and active duty to connect with other military students”, explained Trent. “We will have dedicated mentors and visiting speakers to address issues that are pertinent to veterans and active duty students.”
- AIU’s Veterans Center Welcomes Donald Warren
The Career Services department hosted veteran and alumni Donald Warren as a guest speaker. Warren addressed veterans and military students about his organization, Disabled American Veterans (DAV.org).Their mission is to educate the public and empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. DAV can be of assistance to veterans and provide employment resources, free claims assistance with local VA, and outreach programs. They also represent the interests of veterans’ families, widowed spouses, and orphaned children.