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The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has officially recognized John Carroll University as a Collegiate Purple Star campus, highlighting  John Carroll's commitment to supporting students with military backgrounds. Mike Duffey, the ODHE Chancellor, announced the designation ahead of Memorial Day Weekend. Ohio Northern University has also received the same recognition, bringing the total number of Collegiate Purple Star campuses in Ohio to 53.


Governor Mike DeWine congratulated the new designees, emphasizing Ohio's dedication to assisting military-connected students.


By providing essential resources to ensure military-connected students can pursue their educational goals with confidence, these institutions exemplify Ohio's unwavering commitment to supporting our service members.

John Carroll's Purple Heart Campus designation showcases the work of the Department of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in supporting veteran and military-connected students. The Department established JCU's Veteran Student Services program as a resource for service members enrolled at John Carroll University. 


Naomi Sigg, Vice President of Student Experience and Campus Belonging, emphasized the significance of recognizing the unique needs of military-connected John Carroll students. 

Veteran students add to the vibrant diversity of our campus and their valuable contributions inside and outside of the classroom enrich the experiences of all our students. I am proud of John Paul “JP” Robinson, Director of DEIB, and Paul Corley, Veteran Services Student Coordinator, for their hard work to ensure we would achieve this prestigious institutional designation.
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Ohio's Collegiate Purple Star logo

Ohio's Collegiate Purple Star designation is awarded based on criteria such as having a dedicated military/veteran contact or office, offering priority registration for veterans, conducting surveys to assess needs and challenges, and supporting student-led military groups. As a Collegiate Purple Star campus, John Carroll University can now use the Collegiate Purple Star logo, signifying its role in providing a supportive educational environment for veterans and service members.