Many Veterans enter college and university life directly out of the military. This is a significant life transition, and most people need time to adjust to the new setting, culture, and experiences of campus life. This transition is more difficult for some Veterans than for others. They may need more help with physical or mental health issues or with the practical aspects of transitioning to this new environment. That’s where VITAL can help.
The Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program strives 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 delivered to the campus community
- Collaborating with the local VA medical center, the Veterans Benefits Administration, campus faculty and staff members, and community resources
The SVRC will host the Battle Creek VITAL Coordinator every other Tuesday throughout the fall semester.