Supporting and Serving Veterans
In July 2008, the university established Veteran Student Services. By June 2012, the program opened a small space inside University Hall for students to gather and study, followed by the opening — with additional space — of the Veterans Resource Center in August 2014.
The center relocated to its new space in Room 244 of University Hall in September, doubling its size.
The Veterans Resource Center offers a range of comprehensive services — from peer mentoring, workshops to innovative programs — that support students' academic, personal and professional success. These services include:
- Female veteran support services, including hosting an annual conference in the spring for women veterans.
- Veterans Ambassador Program to provide assistance to prospective student veterans and family members of veterans through a partnership with local community colleges. This year, partnerships expanded from three pilot schools to 12 community partners, including Fullerton College, Irvine Valley College and Camp Pendleton.
- The Titan Warrior Wellness Program, developed to engage students in their personal wellness goals, offers individual and group support, wellness-related activities and interactive workshops to encourage students' well-being.
- The Veteran Scholar Career Readiness Program offers activities and services, including collaborating with the Career Center and community partners, where students can explore career options.
- VET NET Ally Program gives faculty and staff members the opportunity to learn about experiences of student veterans and how to be effective and supportive allies on campus. Since the program was launched in 2015, 130 campus members have participated.