Veteran Student Services
Our Latest Mission!
Drexel University Veterans Task Force & Supporters are currently collecting items for holiday care packages for our DU alumni who are serving abroad and the family of employees who are currently deployed. If you know someone that should receive a care package, please let us know!
All items from the list below will be accepted-please drop it off at one of these on-campus locations below:
- Suite 230 Main Building – near Randell Hall.
- Office of Student Affairs- Creese Student Center, Suite 215
- Recreation Center 3rd floor, Office 309
- Outside Room 521- Bellet Building 5th Floor (CNHP)
The deadline for collected items is Monday, December 3rd.
Please contact Tina Heuges in Enrollment Management or calll215-895-1629 for additional questions or pick up of items.
Items Requested by the Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
We are no longer shipping books, magazines or toilet paper. These items are not essential at this time.
Body Scrub brushes
- Special Items for Women
- Gillette Shave gel Moisturizing bath soap
- Gillette deodorant Deodorant
- Hostess cakes Emery boards
- Rice Crispy treats Lotion
- Plastic forks, spoons, knives Small Mirror
- Countrytime Lemonade Individual Shower sponges/loofah
- Packets Body Wash
- Baby powder (removes sand) Hair Gel
- Fly Paper
- Sand Scarf
- Baby wipes (for cleaning rifles)
- Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)
- Sunglasses (new or used)
Visine or Saline eye drops (sand still
gets in goggles)
- Shower supplies/personal hygiene stuff
- Puzzle or crossword books
- Hand held electronic games - poker,
- Bagged tuna and chicken
- Chewing gum/suckers etc.
- Toothbrushes & toothpaste
- Stationary (they like to write letters)
- Foot powder
- Dry roasted peanuts/mixed nuts
- Potato chips in cylinder or can
- Dried fruit
- Powdered drinks
- Slim Jims
- Beef Jerky
- Ramen noodles
- Hand sanitizer
- Peanut Butter (plastic container)
- Fruit cups (plastic container)
- Q tips
- Creamer packets/containers
- Shampoo & Conditioner
Drexel's Infrastructure to Support Student Veterans and their Dependents is Working!
The Yellow Ribbon Program at Drexel University was made possible through a partnership between the federal government and Drexel; the University matches the government's contribution to the cost of an education, allowing an unlimited number of eligible military veterans to attend Drexel with no out-of-pocket expenses.
The support of student-veterans has become a campus-wide priority. Every effort has been made to unify and streamline services and support for student-veterans. The Office of Veteran Student Services and The Veterans Task Force has played a vital role in maintaining highly responsive professional staff in key offices such as admissions, financial aid, academic resources, counseling, disability services and student life to assist student-veterans.
In 2011, Drexel University was named a "Military Friendly School" for the second year in a row by G.I. Jobs, a premier media outlet for "military-transitioners". This list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.
Our mission is to (1) create a welcoming, inclusive, engaging and respectful campus community for all student-veterans and (2) assist with the retention and graduation of student-veterans; this can be accomplished in a few specific ways:
- First, through attention to the academic, career and support service needs of student-veterans;
- Second, by fostering a supportive "veteran-centric network" for current student-veterans, alumni veterans, employee veterans and greater-Philadelphia veteran groups. Drexel Veterans Association is the student group and Drexel Veterans Alumni Network is the alumni branch; both groups work closely with each other and the office of Student Veteran Services and Task Force.
- Third, through intentional programming designed to educate our campus community about military service. In April 2011, the Task Force launched a campaign called, "DU Remembers. Will You? " to generate support for our United States service men and women, especially those who are students, faculty, staff, alumni or our family and friends. Campus members were asked to show support by wearing one of the "DU Remembers …Will You?" wristbands. Military tributes on campus such as Veteran's Day and Memorial Day events are but a few of these initiatives.
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