Today, the SVRC forges meaningful partnerships across the university on behalf of the institution’s nearly 250 student veterans. SVRC is committed to continue growing and strengthening its cache of programs and services to ensure that all student veterans are poised for success during their time on campus and beyond.
UGA opened a new SVRC office and the First Data Student Veterans Lounge in the Tate Center.
The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) was established under the Office of the Dean of Students.
The U.S. Navy Supply Corps School became the UGA’s Health-Science Campus, which is now home to the College of Public Health and the Georgia Health Sciences University – UGA Medical Partnership.
UGA’s Memorial Garden and adjacent Book of Remembrance honors “University students, faculty, staff and alumni who have fallen in defense of democracy and their country.” Located just outside the north tower of the Student Learning Center , the garden features a large inscribed and an unbroken circle of granite symbolizing life, memory, continuity and wholeness.
Lumpkin Road, adjacent to the Terry College of Business, was dedicated as a “Blue Star Memorial By-Way, a tribute to the Armed Forces of America Azalea District and The Garden Club of Georgia, National Garden Clubs, Inc.”
UGA students actively demonstrated against the Vietnam War and some protestors attempted to burn down the “military building” (ROTC building) on campus on at least five separate occasions.
The U.S. Navy opened the U.S. Navy Supply School where the “Normal School” formerly resided.
The Veterans Guidance Center became the University Guidance Center because many veterans had graduated from the university and the center’s leadership saw value in providing the same career development and guidance to non-veteran students (Dyer, 257).
UGA formed the veteran’s division of the university and The Veterans Guidance Center (Dyer, 256-257).