Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program
You have an ally at CCBC who understands your needs as a student veteran.
What is VITAL?
Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) is a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to enhance student veterans’ academic success and increase understanding and cultural competency regarding Veterans on university and college campuses. CCBC and the VITAL partnership exist to help veterans address their needs and concerns. We want to support veterans to use their unique set of strengths, skills and life experiences in the academic setting.
Services for CCBC Student Veterans
Individual and group mental health services to address readjustment, stress, anger, depression, anxiety and sleep problems
Couples and family counseling
Assistance with getting disability services (e.g. hearing devices) and academic accommodations (e.g. testing accommodations)
Assistance with enrollment and care at the VA Maryland Health Care System
Connection to VA health care and Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and Vocational Rehabilitation services
Connection to community resources for veterans
Support with college processes regarding academic actions and/or conduct issues
Services for CCBC Employees
Education for CCBC community about military and veteran culture
Consultation about veteran-specific issues that impact performance and academic success
Work with CCBC, disability resource centers and other on-campus programs in serving the unique readjustment needs of veterans
Assist with communication between the VA Maryland Health Care System and CCBC staff about your concerns, resources and needs
VA Campus Toolkit provides additional information and resources for helping to create a veteran-friendly campus and classroom environment