Resources

Please check out some of the great resources avaliable on campus and in the area.

Student Veteran Center

The University of Colorado-Boulder Student Veteran Center is a great resource for prospective and current student veterans, active duty military and family members who are attending the University of Colorado-Boulder.  The student veteran center provides an all-inclusive veteran services program that supports our veteran students as they transition from military life to the academic setting.  Our goal is the student veteran center will provide support to student veterans, active duty military and family member to include counseling and disability services, veteran education benefits and guidance, career development and job placement, and mentoring and coaching on campus. 

The student veteran center will also provide an avenue to provide outreach and coordination of these services on campus and in the local community.  In conjunction with these services, the Veteran Services Office of the University of Colorado-Boulder will continue to partner with local veteran services and organizations that support our veteran student population.

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Student Veterans Association

The purpose of the University of Colorado-Boulder Student Veterans Association is to increase awareness and understanding of Student Veterans issues on campus, in the local community, and nationally. Additionally, the CU-Boulder SVA seeks to promote the success of University of Colorado Student Veterans through service, leadership, and scholarship. The organization intends to assist veterans in making successful transitions from military to college life by creating a social and professional support network, educating veterans on the benefits they are entitled, and providing a welcoming atmosphere the University of Colorado.

Connect

President:  Ben Purser 
E-mail:  ben.purser@Colorado.edu

 

Vice President:  Melinda Plett
E-mail:  melinda.plett@Colorado.edu

 

Facebook:      CU-Boulder Sva
Website:        www.colorado.edu/studentgroups/sva
E-mail:        coloradosva@gmail.com

Academic Counseling

Kristina Spaeth from The Center for Students in Transition will be holding academic advising office hours from 1-4PM in The Student Veteran Center, (Center for Community S482).

Boulder Veteran Center

Boulder Veteran Center Services Provided

Readjustment counseling is a wide range of psycho social services offered to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.  They include:

- Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families
- Family counseling for military related issues
- Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
- Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
- Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc.
- Substance abuse assessment and referral
- Employment assessment & referral
- VBA benefits explanation and referral
- Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.

Does VA have readjustment counseling for family members?

Family members of combat veterans have been eligible for Vet Center readjustment counseling services for military related issues since 1979.

Am I eligible for Vet Center readjustment counseling?

If you, or a family member, served in any combat zone and received a military campaign ribbon (Vietnam, Southwest Asia, OEF, OIF, etc.) then your family is eligible for Vet Center services.

Contact:

Boulder Vet Center
4999 Pearl East Circle, Suite 106
Boulder, CO  80301
 

Phone:  (303) 440-7306 or (877) 927-8387

Career Services

Career Services works closely with the Office of Veteran Services to address student veterans and alumni career development needs. Career Counselors can assist with specialized resumes, cover letters, preparing for interviews, and internship/job search strategies, as well as the graduate school application process.

For specific questions or to talk with a career counselor, contact Ann Herrmann, 303-492-8020.

Contact

For specific questions or to talk with a career counselor, contact Ann Herrmann, (303) 492-8020. To schedule an appointment, please call the Career Services front desk at (303) 492-6541.

Continuing Education

The mission of the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies is to provide quality, innovative lifelong learning opportunities to a diverse student population by extending the educational resources of the University of Colorado Boulder.

The University of Colorado Boulder established the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies in 1911 to extend the resources of the University in nontraditional ways. Since learning needs are unique and don’t always follow the traditional college student path, Continuing Education offers a variety of programs—from courses for university credit, to personal enrichment classes to career-boosting computer, technology, and business classes.

Contact

Registration and General Information:

Phone:  (303) 492-5148

E-mail:  cewww@colorado.edu

Counseling and Psychological Services

Matt Tomatz from CAPS will hold office hours in the Student Veteran Center on Thursday’s from 2-3PM

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides prevention services to reach out the entire campus and direct intervention services to address students' individual and group concerns. Visit our Campus Community page for more information.

Services Provided:

  • Crisis and Emergencies
  • After Hours Support
  • Walk-in Counselling
  • Individual Counselling
  • Groups and Workshops
  • Consultation
  • Outreach
  • Counsellor in Residence
  • Satellite Offices
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs

Contact
Counseling & Psychological Services
Center for Community, Room, S440

Phone: (303) 492-6766

Information:
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Walk-in Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

The mission of Student Academic Success Center | University of Colorado Boulder is to provide equal opportunity for academic development and excellence for all students–especially those who are underrepresented, low income, first generation in college, educationally disadvantaged, physically or learning disabled, non-traditional, or affected by bias. We facilitate student transitions, build community, increase retention and graduation rates and foster a campus climate that is accepting of all students.  We accomplish these goals through direct and supplemental instruction, learning and emotional support, academic skills training, curriculum development, mentoring, and outreach and partnerships with colleagues across campus.

SASC Statement of Diversity

SASC strives to create a diverse and welcoming environment in the following ways: by its use of inclusive curriculum and pedagogy, which meet the needs of a wide variety of students; through culturally competent programming, learning and emotional support, community building activities and mentoring; in our conscious recruiting, hiring and retention of students, staff and faculty from our target populations; and with outreach, collaboration and mentoring of colleagues across campus in order to meet our goals.  We revisit and reassess our commitment to diversity on an ongoing basis in order to maintain a climate where all people can thrive, collaborate, and genuinely belong. This commitment is evident in our long history of diverse programs which serve students from middle school through the process of applying to graduate school: Pre-Collegiate Development Program (1986), CU-Upward Bound (1976), McNeill Academic Program (1975), Academic Excellence Program (1987), and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (1995).

Contact

Student Academic Success Center
Phone:           (303) 492-1416
Fleming 141
E-mail:            
sasc@colorado.edu

SASC additional contact listings.

Victim Advocacy

Office of Victim Assistance

The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) works towards a safer, more socially just and supportive campus community by providing culturally relevant trauma response and prevention services.  OVA provides free, confidential response services for students, faculty, staff and their significant others who experience traumatic, disturbing or disruptive life events.  We do this by providing information, support and short-term counseling. OVA is not a part of the police department.  Our office responds to situations involving physical assault and hazing, bias motivated incidents, death, discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, serious accidents, sexual assault and stalking, as well as other potentially traumatic situations.  We help people learn about and assess their options in these situations.

We are able to support and consult with people as they make their way through systems, and we refer to and collaborate with campus and community resources who also work with these issues.  We talk with people who want to help friends or significant others who are experiencing these situations.  We can talk about academic or work questions, medical questions, reporting questions, counseling and informational questions.  To send a general question to our office, e-mail us at assist@colorado.edu.

In addition to these response services, we provide gender violence prevention and education.  For more information about these services, email Davian Gagne, MSW, or call her at 303-492-5951.

Health & Wellness Team/Student Affairs

OVA is a member of the Health and Wellness Team located within the Division of Student Affairs. Other Health and Wellness Team members are: Wardenburg Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Recreation Services, and Alcohol and Other Drugs. We work closely with other programs in the Division to streamline support and outreach for students, faculty, and staff. The following link will take you to the Division of Student Affairs main website http://www.colorado.edu/StudentAffairs/

Contact

Office of Victim Assistance
Center for Community, Room, S440
Phone:                       (303) 492-8855

Information:

Hours:                        Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
Emergency:               (303) 818-8855

 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. 

Services that may be provided by the VR&E VetSuccess Program include:

  • Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment
  • Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services
  • Employment services such as job-training, job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance
  • Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives and job accommodations
  • On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences
  • Post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school
  • Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and medical referrals
  • Independent living services for Veterans unable to work due to the severity of their disabilities

Learn more about eligibility and program requirements.

Boulder and Longmont Workforce Centers

The Boulder and Longmont Workforce Centers provide assistance to veterans on employment services and training.  They also provide a myriad of support services to assist veterans applying for Veteran Administration benefits at the local, state and national level.  This is a great resource to utilize when transitioning from the military to the private sector. 

Contact

Ben Chavez in Boulder located at WfBC, 2520 55th St., Suite 100
Phone: 303-301-2919 / Fax 303-939-0054

Jim Moore in Longmont located at WfBC, 1500 Kansas Ave, Suite 4D
Phone: 303-827-7433 / Fax: 303-651-0288