Embrace Diversity and Veterans

Renovate VSS Space to Address the Needs of Veteran Students

Expand support services to our veteran students. In the first two months of Fall 2013, VSS has had 2147 visits to the office seeking services. This represents a 40% increase over the same timeframe last year (we have not calculated unique student visits but anticipate the numbers will also reflect an increase over the previous year). With new space and expanded outreach, we expect an increase of individual utilization by 100 students and overall utilization by 50%. Establishment of a new stand‐alone department, Veteran Student Services (VSS), to serve the growing veteran population at CSUF.

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Completed Completed  on track  On Track

Progress and Accomplishments

Veteran Scholar Readiness ProgramVeteran Scholar Readiness Program

Titan Warrior WellnessTitan Warrior Wellness Titan Warrior Wellness

Veteran Appreciation NightVeteran Appreciation Night

2017-2018 Plan for the Year Report

Description Plan Facilities Staff Budget Allocation Expenses Balance

To continue to provide services for CSUF student veterans through programs, resources and services that facilitate engagement, student development, academic success and awareness of veterans issues. This includes the development and implementation of 3 major program initiatives: (1) Veterans Ambassador Program (2) Titan Warrior Wellness program (3) Veteran Scholar Career Readiness program The VRC will also continue to increase the awareness of veterans and veterans-related issues among faculty and staff through our Vet Net Ally Training seminars.

1) Due to the hiring of our new Educational Access Coordinator, the Ambassador program was able to launch during the summer. Three pilot schools are on board and have plans for our participation in access events during the Fall semester.

2) The Veterans Scholar Career Readiness Program (VSCRP) held its second Summer Golf Mentoring Event that included 27 students, 9 industry professionals and a round of golf. This year the event highlighted the value of action value networking. The VRC was also able to award two book stipends at the event that was provided by the donations of the professionals in attendance.

3) The VSCRP also provided the opportunity for 15 students to attend a student staff development retreat. The focus of the retreat was on leadership theory, developing a professional self, diversity, and building interpersonal skills.

The VRC met with Facilities to discuss relocation plans. Initial plans have been approved that include remodeling/updating existing space to create an environment that is more conducive for student connection, engagement, retention efforts, and for professional staff to better serve our students.

New ASA was hired and our SSP 1A was hired as an SSP 11

 Carryforward

$123,489.00

 

17-18 projection

$417,285.00

 

 Total

$540,774.00