Vets 4 Vets

While the VLC provides an engaging academic environment for student veterans, Vets 4 Vets creates a social network with opportunities for student veterans to connect with their peers outside of the classroom.

Anna Rice, president of Vets 4 Vets, said, Veterans want to have a normal college experience, but they feel like it’s not possible because other students might not relate to their age, life experience, or military background.

Rice came to Ohio State in 2003 but was deployed in 2005. When she returned to campus nearly two years later most of her friends had graduated and she wanted to connect with the university outside of the classroom.

“Our organization is a reminder of the many different types of students learning at Ohio State. Vets 4 Vets makes it possible for us to take a piece of Ohio State and make it our own,” said Rice.