Our partnership with GE began in 2010 when GE Aviation, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, conducted Voice of the Customer sessions with Student Veterans at Xavier to assess their needs. The sessions led to internship opportunities at GE, several new campus programs, and a $100,000 donation in 2015 to convert an empty space on campus into what is now our state-of-the-art Student Veterans Center. Seeing the impact of that initial donation, GE Aviation has continued giving. Since 2016, the company has contributed $2 million, with two more $500,000 donations on the way in 2020 and 2021. A team of GE Aviation employees attend regular meetings at the Student Veterans Center to help allocate the gift to best serve our Student Veterans’ needs.
Quality of Life Plus (QL+) recruits veterans with life-altering injuries from across the USA. QL+ works one-on-one with these patriots to understand the lifestyle limitations they endure as a result of their injuries. Leveraging their expertise in engineering, physical therapy, and program management, QL+ identifies specific obstacles, in their lives that can be eased or overcome through the development of a custom assistive device or prosthetic modification.
QL+ presents these projects to their partner universities such as Xavier University. Once accepted, QL+ connects the Veteran directly with the student team working his or her obstacles. Throughout the academic year, QL+ mentors, monitors, and supports this unique collaboration between the Veteran and student team. At the conclusion of the academic year, the student team formally presents the completed assistive device or modified hardware to the Veteran for use in their daily life.
Post 10380 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) works to foster camaraderie among United States Veterans of overseas conflict, to serve Veterans, the military, and our communities, and finally, to advocate on behalf of all veterans. In addition, they ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their entitlements and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of the United States.
RecruitMilitary (RM) helps employers connect with America’s best talent, its veterans. RM offers employment search services free of charge to veterans and their spouses to support them during their search. They host the nation’s largest veteran database, with over 1,400,000 members. RM hosts over 1,200 job fairs across the United States in more than 66 cities. Xavier University is an education partner of RM and attends many of these fairs to promote and share education options and information about VA educational benefits.
Veterati is an innovative mentorship platform that makes being a Veteran mentor and finding Veteran mentors effortless. Connecting Veteran job-seekers to Veteran mentors at scale is phase 1 of Veterati’s greater mission: to transform job search from a painful experience into an inspiring journey.
RallyPoint is a digital platform for the military community to come together and discuss military topics both socially and professionally. Our members include military service members, veterans, family members, caregivers, survivors, and supporters of those in uniform.
RallyPoint connects members and provides tools to succeed along their entire lifetime journey - from recruit through retirement and beyond. Members build peer to peer relationships across branches, generations, and conflicts forged by the common bond of service. Within the community, members can build their professional network, ask questions, share photos and stories, connect with members in a secure environment, and explore educational and career opportunities.