The vision for our work with veteran and military-affiliated students is to help them express the values that they have gained as members of the military and incorporate and leverage those values into an academic and career setting. We aim to serve vets who serve the world.
As we work to create a world class experience for veteran and military-affiliated students, our work is informed by the experience of our current veteran and military-affiliated population, the experience of other institutions, the Cornerstone report, our own history, The 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success, and the Principles of Excellence.
The 8 Keys to Veterans’ Student Success:
- Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote the well-being and success for veterans.
- Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
- Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
- Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them (even if limited in size).
- Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
- Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention and degree completion.
- Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
- Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.
The Principles of Excellence are guidelines for educational institutions receiving Federal funding. Schools that agree to participate will:
- Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
- Provide educational plans for all Military and Veteran education beneficiaries.
- End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentation.
- Provide accommodations for Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
- Designate a Point of Contact for academic and financial advising.
- Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
- Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV.