Brown University receives permission to recruit on military bases

PROVIDENCE – Brown University can now recruit on military facilities after signing the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding, according to an April 20 statement by the Ivy League school.

“This is a big deal for us, because reaching student veterans has been a significant challenge,” Karen McNeil, program director for student veterans and commissioning programs, said in a statement. “It’s not like with traditional students, where admissions officers visit high schools and know the guidance counselors. Veterans who have just gotten out of the military and are looking to go back to school could be literally anywhere.”

She added that now, if Brown recruiters are visiting locations close to military facilities across the country, they will also be able to meet with respective students on those bases.

Having signed the memorandum will also improve Brown’s ranking in school guides published by the U.S. armed forces. Recently, Brown received a silver designation in G.I. Job’s 2017 issue of “Military Friendly Schools.”

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Emily Gowdey-Backus is a PBN staff writer.