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Inver Hills is a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company

Our college community builds a comprehensive force that connects and coordinates key areas to proactively support and recognize Servicemembers and military families.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Inver Hills Community College was designated a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company on August 22, 2010 by Governor Mark Dayton.

Our Mission Statement

Dedicated to the power and promise of education, we inspire students, build careers and strengthen communities. In addition, the college builds awareness and takes action to recognize and support servicemembers and military families before, during and after deployment.

Inver Hills President's Welcome

Throughout our campus, staff, faculty and administration are

With a breathtaking campus nestled in the hills of Inver Grove Heights, our college offers an affordable, high-quality education that can serve as a launching pad for almost any advanced degree or career direction you might wish to take.

Throughout our campus, staff, faculty and administrators:

  • Are dedicated to serving veterans and military students.
  • Strive to make veterans, military students, and their families feel at home on campus while they work to attain their educational and career goals.
  • Proudly display stickers with the phrase Military Friendly; we believe we demonstrate this in our interactions with students on a daily basis.

Because of the supportive and affirming environment created by the personal attention received from our Military/Veteran Services Office and Counseling Department, our Military members, veterans, spouses and dependents are able to thrive at our community college.

  • Our Military/ Veteran’s Lounge provides dedicated space for socializing, studying and fosters camaraderie amongst our students.
  • Our student club VALOR provides opportunity to continue serving through their leadership and volunteerism.
  • Our Foundation Office provides multiple scholarships for our military and veterans.
  • Our Inver Hills Yellow Ribbon Company provides support and builds awareness across the campus, making better lives for our student and employee populations.

Yellow Ribbon Accomplishments

A voluntary network of military-friendly faculty, administrators and staff throughout campus who agree to support service members, veterans and military families. View the Faculty & Staff Military Friendly Guidebook

Reserved parking for military and servicepersons who served.

Special recognition celebration for our Inver Hills’ veteran and serviceperson graduates and their families.

2020 Graduates

Minnesota State canceled all spring commencement ceremonies including Inver Hills Community College's May 14, 2020 ceremony. This included the Inver Hills' Military and Veterans Pinning Ceremony held right before commencement. This was not an easy decision but one made to protect the health and safety of our graduates, their families as well as staff and faculty due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Yellow Ribbon Committee made sure that our graduates who served our country did not go unnoticed and sent them a graduation care package in honor of their milestone. This care package reflected their commitment, perseverance, and dedication in accomplishing their personal and academic success.

While we couldn't celebrate with our graduates in person, we wanted to assure them that they were in our thoughts, that we were glad they chose Inver Hills, and wished them a bright future!

Check out the Veterans Pinning Ceremony posted on Flickr: 2019 , 2018 , 2017, 2016

Engaging speakers, presentations and luncheon to honor our Veterans and Servicemembers!

Check out the Annual Veterans Day Event gallery.

Inver Hills Military and Veteran Services

Comprehensive, veteran-specific array of support services including access to scholarships, networking and employment opportunities.

This lounge creates a relaxing atmosphere for our veterans, service-members and family members to study and network with each other.

We know that military and veteran students are often juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. As a result, our Military & Veteran's Service Office and our Counselors have partnered to provide a unique, wrap around services for our military affiliated students, entry to exit! Our Military and Veterans Services Office assists students with their veterans benefits and a variety of services. Our counselors provide an individualized orientation in an effort to help make the orientation, registration and veterans benefits process as simple as possible. Prior to the start of the semester, we invite all new military and veteran students to attend a Military & Veteran's Integration session to ensure a positive, welcoming and smooth start to each term!

A military/student veteran club that focuses on leadership, outreach, networking and volunteerism.

Human Resources

Inver Hills Community College takes pride in hiring Veterans, who are administrators, faculty and staff as well as the students we serve.

  • As part of MinnState, the college offers benefits for Veterans including the Veterans Hiring Preference.
  • Staff and Administrators may be eligible, based on their contract, for higher vacation leave accruals based on their prior military service.
  • Our Veteran and Active Service students, staff, administrators, and faculty are provided:
    • Preferential parking,
    • Access to the Veterans Lounge, and the
    • Opportunity to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Company Committee.

Human Resources:

Inver Hills Ranked #5 in Nation

Inver Hills has been consistently ranked nationally by Best for Vets for seven years.

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