Office of Military & Veteran Services

Bellarmine University is committed to serving those that have and continue to serve us—the veterans, active duty, and reserve members of our military forces, and their dependents. At Bellarmine, you will benefit from our close knit and supportive community, low student-to-teacher ratio, and accessible student services, as well as programming tailored specifically for you.

Why use your benefits at Bellarmine?

  • Dedicated Office of Military & Veteran Services for support and services
  • Participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program with no cap*
  • A discounted $250 per hour tuition rate for active duty, reserve, and guard service members**
  • Average student to teacher ratio of 11:1
  • Bellarmine is ranked #11 among best colleges for veterans in Southern Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Designated programming for military and veteran students
  • 55% growth in Bellarmine’s military and veteran student population since Fall 2018

*includes all programs except Doctorate of Physical Therapy
**Includes all programs except Doctor of Physical Therapy, Accelerated Nursing & Exec. MBA

Our Office & Services

Director: Lindsay Gargotto, MSW, MFA •
Administrative Assistant: Elle Rich, MA •
Phone: 502.272.7027
Location: Second floor of the W.L. Lyons Brown Library (BL209)

Resources in the Office

  • Designated Military and Veteran student lounge with private study area, open during library hours
  • Boots to Books Program: borrow used books from our department donated by other military students
  • Programs and Events throughout the year created specifically for Bellarmine’s Military and Veteran students


Bellarmine offers Army & Air Force ROTC programs through Metroversity. ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, ROTC can pay for your college tuition, and provide other monetary benefits.


Campus Office Hours – Office of Military & Veteran Services

  • Monday: 9 a.m. - noon
  • Thursday: 12:30 - 3 p.m.

Scott Bryant
P: 502.852.3514
C: 502.851.7382
E: or

Major Jacob McKinney
C: 502.345.9640

MSG John Grayson
P: 502-852-3529

For more information visit:

Air Force ROTC

Campus Office Hours – Office of Military & Veteran Services

  • By Appointment Only

Captain Brent Lasher
P: 502.852.6576

For more information visit:

Get Involved

  • Drop by to find out what’s going on at Bellarmine and how to get involved.
  • Check out the BU Student Veterans Association on Facebook, or drop in to one of their weekly meetings. Contact the Office of Military & Veteran Services at 502.272.7027 for the location of the meeting.
  • Visit our Engage site