Colleges aren’t reacting to student vets needs, report says
I came across this article today. Its not recent, but it is definitely still relevant to veterans. Be wary of all of the various college and university lists out there that rate schools. Some of them have “veteran friendly” as one of the criteria that they use. What is “veteran friendly?” There is no standard definition out there. What ends up happening is that every organization, website, and school has their own definition.
The best thing that you can do is contact the schools veteran representatives. Every school has a VA Certifying Official. Many schools have some kind of Veteran Ambassador, or a Veteran Recruiter or at least a veteran’s club. Another organization that handles a lot of education related veteran’s issues is Student Veterans of America or SVA. SVA recently held a national conference in Florida. SVA also has programs with various companies who assist with internships and appointing mentors. If your school has an SVA Chapter they will be an excellent source of information about the school if you are looking at different schools.
By all means if there is an issue, bring it up. Fight it up the chain if you have to because often more senior people within the school administration don’t know of the issues and can help fix them. Certifying Officials often fulfill many other rolls so they may not be the best person to rely on if there is an issue.
Now I’m off, getting ready to be snowed in… Edmund
Update: Found this on Twitter this morning.