veterans' services

Student VeteranDifferent experiences provide different points of view. If you are a veteran/adult student, your time in the service or your years away from the classroom may give you a unique outlook on college.

You may be older than many students at Southern. You may have family responsibilities and a job. You probably have clear career goals and you approach college with more confidence and a firmer sense of purpose than you possessed out of high school.

You will find that your fellow students share many of your concerns. You will also discover that your fellow students are a diverse group -- from 19-year-olds relishing the independence of college life to retirees seeking intellectual stimulation and involvement.

Southern is committed to meeting the needs of all its students. That's why it maintains an Office for Veterans/Adult Students. Established in 1975 to accommodate the hundreds of Vietnam veterans flooding into college, the office provides counseling, academic advisement, GI Bill and CT War Veterans Tuition Waiver Certifications and liaison with state and federal agencies.

Our Drop-in-Center offers a lively meeting place with computers and comfortable furniture where you can meet other students, study, socialize or relax between classes.

The office is staffed by Director Jack Mordente (US Army). He is assisted by work-study students who are veterans. Together they will provide you with all the services you need and some you didn't know you need. We should be your first point of contact by phone, email and better yet in person.

contact us 

Jack MordenteJack Mordente

Veterans Office
Engleman Hall B 018
(203) 392-6822
(203) 392-6813 Fax
MordenteG1@SouthernCT.edu