Providing Educational Opportunities for Servicemembers
We are very pleased and excited to announce that Kennesaw State University has been approved as a designated member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC). As a member of the SOC Consortium, Kennesaw State University affirms its commitment to fair, equitable, and effective policies and practices that recognize and deal with the special conditions faced by military students who want to obtain a college education.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).
Approximately 1,900 institutional members that enroll hundreds of thousands of servicemembers, their family members, and veterans annually in associate, bachelor's, and graduate-level degree programs on school campuses, armories, and military installations within the United States and overseas, and through a variety of distance learning methods.
As a Military Friendly Institution, Kennesaw State University's membership in the Service Members Opportunity Consortium further confirms the continued commitment to effectively expand delivery of programs to service members.
KSU is very proud of this SOC designation as we strive to better serve our community of service members.