The new Veterans House is a part of SDSU's Troops to College initiative.
Student Veterans Organization President Peter Salas, left, and SDSU President Stephen L. Weber cut the ribbon to officially open Veterans House.
With more than 200 people in attendance – including veterans from every major U.S. military action since the Korean War – SDSU opened the doors last Thursday to the nation’s first university residence hall for veterans.
Making it a reality
Nathaniel Donnelly, who founded SDSU’s Student Veteran Organization, and its current president Peter Salas led the opening ceremony, which recognized university administrators, alumni and donors who helped make the Veterans House a reality.
Salas thanked SDSU President Stephen L. Weber for funding the first year of a lease on the residence, located on SDSU’s Fraternity Row east of 55th Street. Additional support is needed to extend the lease for the three years it is available.
“It can be a challenge for veterans who have experienced multiple deployments to fit in to a college environment,” Salas said. “It is huge to have a university recognize those challenges and provide the necessary services and support to ensure that veterans have the best chance to succeed as students.”
As part of SDSU’s Troops to College initiative, SDSU is seeking private giving to support the Veterans House and extend services available at the SDSU Veterans Center.
Support Veterans House
For those interested in supporting the Veterans House, contact Gwen Notestine at (619) 594-2324 or email@example.com. Donations can also be made to SDSU's Troops to College initiative.