Programs and Services Model
1. Anticipated Goals:
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. VETConnect: Incoming student veterans transitioning to UGA are connected with currently enrolled Student Veterans Association members.
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.