Kaplan University Student Military Association (KUSMA)

Kaplan University Student Military Association (KUSMA)

Des Moines campus specific chapter of KUSMA is a way for our service member students to engage themselves and build relationships to enhance their success.



Kaplan University Student Military Association (KUSMA) is open to active-duty servicemembers, prior military, military spouses, military dependents, and prior military faculty and staff. The Association seeks to build relationships with students that foster the completion of classes and graduation. Networking and career-building tools aid members in pursuing appropriate employment post graduation. 

KUSMA provides tools that assist in developing the esprit de-corps we enjoyed in the military here at Kaplan University. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.


  • Networking events 
  • Community specific webinars 
  • Registration in community area unique to members 
  • Affiliation and access to national association benefits through Student Veterans of America

Requirements and Application

Open to all academic disciplines.

Join our local KUSMA Chapter today—click here to fill out an application. 

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