Welcome to the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Initiative. Many Veterans are enrolling in higher education in order to:
Gain career opportunities
Develop new skills
Use military skills in civilian life
Improve the quality of life for themselves and their families
Some Veterans, however, may enter colleges and universities with transitional issues or a need for physical or mental health assistance.
We strive to enhance academic retention and success through:
On-campus clinical care and coordination
Improving understanding of Veterans’ unique strengths and challenges through education and training
We understand the unique factors facing our Student Veterans. We are here to help.
Whether you are an Active Duty Service Member, Veteran, agency, college or university, we encourage you to use our vast resources and information. If there is anything we can do to help you support our nation’s heroes on campus, please contact Elizabeth.Louer-Thompson@va.gov.