Structuring Veterans' Support Programs on Campus

Topics: Veterans, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • How do other universities coordinate their support services for veterans?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different models for providing veterans' services?
  • What are some of the key challenges that student veterans face on campus?

Summary

In light of the increasing number of veterans returning home from war and taking advantage of new educational benefits offered by the post-9/11 GI bill, the requesting institution asked the Council to research administrative models for veterans' support programs. In this brief, four veteran program models implemented by universities across the country are outlined, ranging from a one-person office to a comprehensive resource center. The primary goal across all models is ensuring veterans receive tailored support in navigating campus and community resources and pursuing their academic goals.

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