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Student Veterans and Faculty


Colleges and universities have a unique ability to reach Veterans where they are as the Post-9/11 GI Bill brings student Veterans to campuses in record numbers.

If you interact with student Veterans in or out of the classroom, you can support their mental health. Understanding the challenges and opportunities that student Veterans face can improve communication and help build trust and understanding, enhancing their academic experience. In addition, connecting student Veterans to the resources they need can make a real difference in their well-being.

Explore VA’s programs and services to download helpful resources and learn more about ways to serve the student Veterans on your campus.

VA College Toolkit

VA created a college toolkit to address the needs of colleges and universities that serve student Veterans. This toolkit provides faculty, staff, and administrators resources for student Veterans, as well as information on how to better understand student Veterans’ unique experiences, adjustments, and needs.

VA Benefits: Education and Training

This page provides information about training opportunities, enrollment systems, job aids, presentations, and more to help you assist student Veterans pursuing education and training with VA benefits.

Make the Connection

Visit to hear candid personal descriptions of life as a student Veteran. A variety of student Veterans share their experiences in dealing with a mental health challenge and what they did to get on a path to recovery.

Additional Resources

Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business

Any community group can raise awareness about mental wellness and suicide prevention programs or showcase best practices in health care and substance misuse treatment for Veterans. The more we come together as a community to tackle this public health priority, the closer we can get to ending Veteran suicide. Use the Community Toolkit to promote suicide prevention as a public health priority in your community.

Veterans Crisis Line

Download suicide prevention resources, including fact sheets, posters, social media posts, and more, for distribution to student Veterans.

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