VETS incorporates academics, institutional access, student involvement and research, not only to support the success of enrolled student veterans, but to understand their experiences more authentically and maintain a program that is effective and dynamic.
The numbers of veterans enrolling in higher education over the last few years has increased significantly. This trend holds true here at the University of Arizona. As higher education prepares nationally for this influx of student veterans, the UA is committed to supporting their success and to helping create a national climate for veterans in higher education that is inclusive of their unique talents and experiences.
Vets Navigate Reentry to Civilian Life
Veterans' transition from military to civilian life affects many more people than the former service members, and a number of Arizona programs are working to ease that shift.
UA Student Vets Invested in Community Work
The UA chapter of the Student Veterans of America, or SVA, organizes several service projects and charity events throughout the year in an effort to make positive community-based contributions.
Military Suicides on Rise; No Simple Solutions
When Ricardo Pereyda returned from Iraq, he thought his most difficult days were behind him...
UA's Eller College designated as Military Friendly School by the GMAC
UA's Eller College MBA program has been recognized as a "Military Friendly School" by the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
UA to Pursue More Tillman Military Scholar Awards
The Pat Tillman Foundation announced the first Tillman Military Scholars in 2009 and has since provided more than $3.2 million in scholarships to undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral students at universities across the nation.
Vets Flock To Colleges... But How Are They Doing?
The UA Student Vets Center is staffed by trained student veterans who have transitioned to the University and are knowledgeable about the campus. The Student Vets Center staff offers individualized service to improve the experience of all vets at the UA. The center is a casual, safe place for student veterans to relax and study.
Veteran Enrollment increases at UA
An increase of veteran enrollment at the UA can be attributed to the rise in GI Bill use, as well as troops returning from the war in Afghanistan.
Photo Slideshow: From Fatigues to Artwork
Members of the UA chapter of Student Veterans of America recently participated in the Combat Paper Project. As part of the project, students and veterans cut up their retired military uniforms and processed the pieces into pulp, then paper, creating journals, canvases, masks and other works of art.
UA recognized for helping veterans succeed
The UA has been recognized for offering well-crafted services to help veterans succeed in the college classroom amidst a high, nation-wide drop-out rate.
Mental Health Services for Student Vets & Family Members on UA Campus
University of Arizona student veterans & their family members (must be UA student) are eligible for mental health services offered on campus by Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) staff. Counseling services for student veterans & family members are also offered by V.A. counselors who are on campus on Mondays & Thursdays.
From the Foxhole to the Classroom
The UA VETS office helps men and women who served our country make the transition from war and succeed in the classroom and in life.
The University of Arizona Foundation
You contribution can make an immediate difference to the VETS Initiative at the University of Arizona. Learn more at the University of Arizona Foundation's donation website.