​Programs and Services Model

SVRC Wheel

1. Anticipated Goals: 

  • Ease transition from a feeder school into UGA 
  • Enable access to programs, services and resources 
  • Facilitate career readiness in preparation for entry into a job or graduate school 

2. Orientation: The SVRC Director and SVA President, along with faculty/staff, facilitate a short awareness program designed to help ease the transition of matriculating veterans into UGA. 

3. Meet & Greet: A catered reception hosted by the SVRC and SVA during Spring and Fall semesters. Provides the opportunity to meet peers from similar backgrounds. 

4. Awards & Scholarships: Cash awards and scholarships, funded by community and corporate sponsors, are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

5. Student Veteran’s Association: A nationally recognized veteran-led student organization which is focused on engagement, service, and advocacy. 

6. First Data Student Veterans Lounge: Sponsored by First Data Corporation, this study lounge with sofas, chairs and a large screen TV is for use by student veterans. Open 8am-10pm M-F. 

7. Transition Coaching: Student Veterans are connected to a staff or faculty member during their first semester on campus to ease their transition from junior college to UGA. 

8. VA Certification: Located in the registrar’s office, the School Certifying Official is responsible for receiving/processing all VA-administered educational benefits. 

9. Academic Advising: Student veterans have priority registration, but like all students must meet with an academic adviser prior to each registration period. 

10. SVRC Service Desk/Kiosks: Information desk manned by student veterans from 0900-1600 M-F with open access from 0900-2200 to study room, computer kiosks, printing, frig and microwave. 

11. Walk-in hours: Place/time for professors to offer group tutoring sessions or staff to meet with student veterans on issues of common concern (e.g.finance, grad school, careers, health center) 

12. Outreach and Communications: Periodically published newsletter and inputs to social media aim to keep student veterans connected with ongoing opportunities, resources, and events. 

13. Liaison network: Well-placed faculty, staff, community, non-profit and corporate professionals who have relationships with the SVRC focused on supporting our student veterans. 

14. Got Your Six: The awareness program, which the SVRC & SVA teach to ensure students, faculty, staff, community, non-profit and corporate leaders are attuned to our veterans and their needs. 

15. Veterans Success Council: Council of high-ranking University administrators, faculty and staff convened to address hurdles to student veteran success. 

16. Readiness Coaching: A multi-semester SVRC-facilitated effort focused on career preparation through timely goal-setting, resume preparation, branding, mentoring and career placement. 

17. Experiential Learning: Encouraging student veterans to take part in meaningful internships, study abroad and work-study opportunities that align with their academic pursuits. 

18. Coaching/Mentoring: Connecting student veterans to well-placed professionals, faculty, and peers to enhance their educational experience and widen their professional networks. 

19. Corporate Connect: Corporate partners across the country work directly with SVRC staff to provide employment opportunities and networking to student veterans. 

20. Anticipated Outcomes: 

  • Smooth transition into UGA 
  • High performance (>3.2 GPA) 
  • Persistence (> 92%) 
  • Graduation (>85%) 
  • Placement (>90%)