Campus or Institution Qualification Process
How does a campus or institution qualify as a Veterans Supportive Campus?
- Conduct a campus survey of student veterans to identify the needs, issues, and suggestions of veterans.
- Establish a campus steering committee consisting of student veterans, faculty, and staff to share information and to develop programs to establish or strengthen a Veteran Supportive Campus based on best practices, which also integrates campus culture and identifies the real needs of the student veteran.
- Conduct sensitivity and awareness training on military and veterans’ culture, including related issues such as traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, physical and mental disabilities, suicide, and hyper-vigilance for faculty and staff.
- Establish student veteran orientation programs, including student veteran guides for the first day on campus, an optional student veteran orientation session, and at least one optional-only course - taught by a veteran or by a trained volunteer - on veteran issues.
- Have peer mentoring and peer support programs for student veterans.
- Develop and implement outreach strategies to local military bases.
- Have one-stop resource and study centers on campus for student veterans, their families, and student family members of the Armed Forces who are currently deployed.
- Promote community-based collaborations to allow the private sector to support veteran’s resource centers through financial and in-kind gifts.
This list does not contain all postsecondary institutions that may qualify as an Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus. The Arizona Department of Veterans Services has not verified the information provided on any of the campus websites listed above and does not endorse any offer made by the sponsor of the website.