Veteran Supportive Campus Designation Earned
In March, Glendale Community College and Scottsdale Community College were certified by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) as a Veteran Supportive Campuses, becoming the first community colleges in the state to earn the distinction.
"Being certified as a Veteran Supportive Campus affirms the priority that we've already placed on ourselves to help veterans succeed as students. But it also allows us to create an even more robust environment of support for vets," said GCC President Irene Kovala.
“This is a major step forward in Arizona becoming the most veteran friendly state in the nation,” said ADVS Director Ted Vogt. “Our community colleges play a critical role in providing higher education to Arizona’s veterans.”
Under state law (ARS 41-609), Arizona postsecondary institutions may request such certification if they demonstrate that they have identified the needs and issues of student veterans, and have formed a campus steering committee of student veterans, faculty and staff to help develop programs that best support student veterans. Such programs include student veteran orientation and sensitivity and awareness training on military and veterans’ culture as well as peer mentoring and support programs for student veterans.
The state’s three public universities, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University are also certified as Veteran Supportive Campuses.
For more information about Veteran services at GCC contact the Veteran Services Center.