Lansing Community College

LCC named Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School for 9th year

By Marilyn Twine

LANSING, Mich. – For the ninth year, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has named Lansing Community College a Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School.

Gold-Level status is the highest status an educational institution can earn based on its commitment to providing on-campus, veteran-centered services. This ranking recognizes higher education institutions for their dedication to veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their dependents using the G.I. Bill and other educational benefits.

“The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at Lansing Community College takes great pride in the fact that we have been selected as a Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School since 2015,” said LCC Director Office of Military and Veteran Affairs Andrew Cosgrove. “We try our best to ensure the success of all military-connected students that come through our office. The college offers as many services as we can to assist them while they are enrolled at LCC.”

The MVAA uses seven criteria to determine the level of support provided to student veterans and military-connected students on the campuses of higher education institutions:

  • An established process to identify current students who are veterans
  • A veteran-specific website
  • An active student veteran organization or club
  • Veteran-specific career services, advising, or outcome monitoring
  • An on-campus veteran coordinator or designated point of contact
  • A system to evaluate and award academic credit(s) based on prior military training and experience
  • Monitoring and evaluation of student veteran academic retention, progress, and graduation rates

This ninth consecutive recognition from the MVAA serves as further validation of LCC’s commitment to those who have served us in the armed forces. We consider it a privilege to assist our heroes and their families.

For more information about Veterans Services at LCC call 517-483-5246 or 800-644-4522 or

About Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is the central coordinating agency, providing support, care, advocacy and service to veterans and their families. MVAA was created by Executive Order 2013-2 and began operations on March 20, 2013, the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

MVAA is a state government agency and is housed within Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

The agency works to identify and break down barriers veterans face in employment, education, health care and quality of life, making Michigan a great place for veterans and their families to call home. Unlike the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides health care, educational, compensation and pension benefits, and more, the MVAA assists veterans and their families by connecting them to their federal resources and benefits, as well as those state benefits they have earned. The agency does this by working with various state departments and agencies, as well as hundreds of community-based veteran programs to create a no-wrong-door access to benefits and services.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 14,500 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The Transfer Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.


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