Embrace Diversity and Veterans
Renovate VRC space & support Veteran Student services
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.
Progress and Accomplishments
Veteran Scholar Readiness Program
Titan Warrior Wellness
Veteran Appreciation Night
2018-2019 Q1 Report
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:
(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.
Veterans Ambassador Program successfully transitioned new incoming students with on-going Peer Transition Leaders. Coordinator attended resource fairs at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendelton and Joint Task Force Base Los Alamitos. Continued to increase program delivery to Community Colleges in the Orange and Los Angeles county community colleges, through attending resource fairs in various community colleges. We held our Inaugural Family Welcome Dinner with 22 CSUF students identified as military/veteran family members that attended with 11 parents and spouses combined. Have advocated and successfully appealed 19 student veterans for Spring 2019 semester. Titan Warrior Wellness program began its semester with a wellness kickoff event with about 25 attendees and a total of over 50 students registering after the event to engage some area of wellness this semester. Veteran Scholar Career Readiness Program held its annual Golf Professional Mentoring Event. We had 28 professionals from various professions participating in mentorship along with 40 student veterans that were paired up in groups. The VRC also provided a week long Welcome Breakfast to increase engagement and resource and event awareness. 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. (VNA scheduled in Q2).
The department continued to provide on-going and extensive professional development for student staff through trainings and a three-day long retreat.