“Veterans are an integral part of UNT as students, faculty and staff, and it is with great pride that I accept UNT's designation as a Purple Heart University,” President Neal Smatresk said. “The men and women who have served their country bring insight and experiences that greatly benefit their on-campus peers and our community.”
UNT supports and serves about 3,000 student veterans through the office of Student Veteran Services by facilitating a seamless transition from military life to college civilian life. Office services include enrollment support, assistance navigating VA benefits and sponsorship of veteran student organizations.
UNT has been named a Top 10 Military Friendly Tier One Research Institution by the Guide to Military Friendly Schools, a Top Military Friendly Online College by the SR Education Group, a Top 50 Best College by the Military Times and a Top School by the Military Advanced Education and Transition.
Citing UNT's “reputation for excellence in serving veterans and their families,” the City of Frisco Mayor, Jeff Cheney, declared May 8 “UNT Day.” UNT is a partner with the City of Frisco and recently announced plans to expand its presence in Frisco to serve least 5,000 students.