Returning Military Services

Supporting Each Returning Veteran in the College Experience 

This program is designed to help returning veterans adjust and succeed during their college experience. The students will meet weekly with an Academic Counselor to help determine their needs, and what strengths they have that will help them reach their goals. The counselor and the students work together to identify the skills gained in the military which are positive attributes and will help them succeed in civilian and academic life.

How can we help with the adjustments returning veterans face?

  • Establish and maintain relationships with fellow students AND college faculty/staff
  • Find meaning and purpose in life apart from the identity as a soldier
  • Develop good academic habits
  • Pay attention to physical well-being
  • Prepare to talk about your war experience
  • Connect with other veterans
  • Learning Strategies
  • Academic Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Time Management/Organization
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Educational Planning

What is the theory behind this program?

Our service provides veteran students with a Strength-Based approach to Academic CounselingStrength-Based counseling focuses on the student's areas of strength rather than their weaknesses. The faculty member helps the student apply his/her strengths to new and challenging tasks. Many veterans feel that the skills they have learned in the military are useless. (e.g., “There isn't a job out there that has a requirement of pulling a trigger. I don't know what I'm good at.”)

By using a strength based approach the faculty member can help the student realized that the skills he/she gained in the military are desirable and will help him succeed:

For any returning veterans who would like more information about utilizing the program or classroom accommodations, contact our Academic Resource Center at 314-246-8284 or click here

PTSD

For more information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury and how we may be able to assist you as it affects your continuing educational goals, please contact our counseling office.