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Syracuse University Signs Got Your 6 Pledge
Syracuse University has signed a pledge to join the Education Pillar of Got Your 6 and support student veterans by implementing and enhancing resources, programs and policies to support this population. Got Your 6 is a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, broadcast and cable television networks, talent agencies and guilds that are united in changing the conversation in America with regard to veterans and military families. Syracuse University is joining dozens of colleges and universities nationwide committed to heightening their support for current and future students who are also military veterans.
Leading the Got Your 6 Education Pillar: Transitioning through Education efforts are the Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation College Promise, which are working collaboratively to collect pledges from 500 colleges and universities by June 2014.
“Working together, the Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation College Promise, have selected a leading group of institutions that will make the commitment to the Got Your 6 Education Pillar, including SU,” says Chris Marvin, managing director of Got Your 6. “It is our mission to ensure many more colleges and universities will join us in pledging to support our veterans, which will have a lasting and positive effect not only on campuses, but in communities all across the country.”
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, based at Syracuse University, is also part of Got Your 6.
For more information, contact Margaret Stearns, Veterans Resource Center Director, University College of Syracuse University at 315-443-3261 or email@example.com.