At CCV, we recognize the unique needs of our nearly 400 veteran and military-connected students (MCS). We have many different support services in place to help you with your needs inside and outside of school in addition to services available to all CCV students.
CCV understands the value of shared experiences. The Veteran & Military Resource Advisor position is filled by a professional educator with a strong military connection. This position serves all veteran and military-connected students from early exploration of college through graduation. By dedicating time and energy to provide accurate, timely information and serving as a mentor for navigating college, CCV veterans and military students are provided with individualized attention for the duration of their time with us. Check in regularly with your VMRA; no question is too small and no request is too minor!
At CCV, you can be as “out” as a veteran or military student as you wish. Your teachers and classmates will know as much or as little about your background as you choose to share. We also recognize the value of connecting with others who may be able to relate to your experiences and questions. That’s why we created Voodle—an exclusive online community for veteran and military students to share resources and discuss relevant questions and information. You will be automatically enrolled in this site, which is accessible only to Veteran and military students (and the team who serves you). Throughout the year, CCV offices and external partners will ask us to post specialized information for veterans and military students through this platform. For instance, you will have opportunities to learn about how to earn additional credit for life and military experience through a program called Assessment of Prior Learning or information about job fairs for students with a military background or ways to volunteer in the community. We encourage you to participate and engage, tapping into this great network of CCV students!
In addition to our online community, we will arrange for you to have a Veterans Success Coach upon request. Experienced students provide informal mentoring for new students, focusing on successfully transitioning to the higher education culture, guidance on study habits, and suggestions for how to most effectively work with faculty and staff.