Membership is open to all student veterans and interested members of the University Community.
Mission: To provide a welcoming atmosphere to all military veterans
through peer support, advocacy, and community involvement
while upholding the Jesuit philosophy of being “men and women for others”
enabling every member to succeed in higher education and beyond.
Meeting Dates Fall 2013
Standing Left, Christopher Reichard, Vice President; Right, Perry Cross, Treasurer
Seated Left: Earl Granville, Seargent at Arms; Right, Gretchen Bentler, President;
- Holiday Party with other Student Veteran Groups
- Toys for Tots distribution, Friday 13 December 2013
- Visit to Gino Merli Veterans Center - 7 December 2013
- 5K run/walk to benefit St. Francis Commons 7 December 2013
- Veterans' Day Dinner - Monday 11 November 2013
- Participate in Webinar - Creating a Veterans Center - 13 July 2013
- ROTC Commissioning - 25 May 2013
- Armed Forces Day Parade - 18 May 2013
- Opening Kickoff - 9 May 2013
- Festival of Nations, U of Scranton - 3 May 2013
- Team Rubicon visits UofS and St. James Manor in Scranton - April 2013
- Visit to Gino Merli Veterans' Center - April 2013
- Veterans' Day Luncheon, 11 November 2012
- Women Vets Brunch November 2012
- Beyond GI Joe - August 2012, Marywood University
A Veterans Club was active at the University in 1945! Look at the Program for "Moving Up Nite" June 1, 1945.
Veterans Info from UofS Admissions.
"Half of Us" Video voices of Vets
ROTC, Military Science Department at U of Scranton
See also their Royal Warriors Battalion Newsletter
Aurora Foundation: "To enable veterans to successfully graduate from college and enter the workforce."
Student Veterans in NEPA
U of Scranton Military Leave Policy:
If a student is called or volunteers for active military duty while attending The University of Scranton, The University will do its best to protect the academic and financial interest of the student within the norms of good academic judgment. The student must meet with the dean of his/her college and provide proof of being called to active duty. The dean, after conferring with the director of financial aid, the treasurer, the student’s current faculty, and the student, will decide the course of action. The dean will then process the necessary paperwork and place the student on military leave status. If the student does not concur with the dean’s decision, the student may appeal to the provost/vice president for academic< affairs. The student is responsible for all room and board and related expenses incurred. Deans must confer with the Financial Aid and Treasurer’s Offices before making decisions regarding refunds. Information about re-enrolling after completion of active duty can be obtained from your home college dean’s office.
Veterans Club Advocacy Committee
The Veterans Club Advocacy Committee (VCAC) is an advisory group for the moderator of the Club, in serving as an advocate for our student vets.
Founding Members, May 2013
- Ray Burd, Director of Printing & Mailing Services
- Virginia R. Egan, CGCE Academic Advisor
- Daniel V. Fraustino PhD, Faculty English
- Teresa Grettano ABD, Faculty English
- Lt Col Ryan Remley USA, Professor of Military Science
- Daniel R. Sweeney, S.J., Faculty Political Science
- Mary Doyle Troy, CPS Faculty
- Diane Valentino, Veterans' Certifying Officer, Registrar
- Lt Col Joseph K Wetherell Ret. Assoc Director, Admissions
- Philip E. Yevics PhD, CGCE Academic Advisor
- Robert P. Zelno, Regional Director of Development; Club Moderator, ex-officio