ADVS Veteran Supportive Campus Certification Application
Please use the form below to demonstrate how your campus or institution has successfully completed the steps to be certified or recertified as an Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus and be included in the Veteran Supportive Campus directory.
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State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Please attach a logo or image you would like to have used on the directory for as a link to your website.
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Institution Mission and/or Charter:
Brief background of institution (year established, etc.):
Please list the programs, resources, services, etc. you provide:
Are there eligibility guidelines for your programs, resources and/or services? If so, please describe:
How would you describe your target audience?
Is there a regulatory body that has oversight over your institution? If so, please identify the body and indicate your institution’s current status as of the date of this application:
What are the educational costs for your programs or services to service members, veterans and/or family members? If there is no cost, please indicate the types of funding source(s) that support your institution (e.g. grants, donations, etc).
How many employees (cumulative total of full time, part time, adjunct, etc.) does your institution have?
Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus Criteria / Guidelines for C.A.R.E.
(refer to Certification Guidelines, Guidelines for CARE Higher Education Addendum and FAQs/Recommendations)
How does your institution:
CONNECT to the Culture? (A.R.S. 41-609.D.1, D.2) Minimum Required Areas of Focus: - Institution conducts an annual or bi-annual campus survey of student veterans (including needs, issues and suggestions of veterans) (A.R.S. 41-609. D.1). Please include a copy of the survey, survey results, and how and when survey is (was) administered. • Institution has a steering committee consisting of student veterans, faculty and staff to share information and to develop programs to establish or strengthen a Veteran Supportive Campus based on best practices but that also integrates the campus culture and identifies the real needs of the student veteran. Include how often the committee convenes (A.R.S. 41-609. D.2).
ASK the right questions at the right time? (A.R.S. 41-609.D.3) Minimum Required Areas of Focus-please provide information/examples regarding: • Key staff (who regularly interact with and provide support to student veterans) receive training on issues affecting the military, veteran and family population, including, but not limited to (A.R.S. 41-609. D.3): ➢ Combat & operational stressors ➢ Key issues affecting the population (e.g. post-traumatic stress, TBI, substance use, suicide, etc.), as well as the potential impact of visible and invisible injuries and disabilities ➢ • All staff (admin staff, faculty, etc.) have knowledge/awareness of resources specific to military/veteran/family member-specific resources and systems of care (able to provide information to students/families as needed) (A.R.S. 41-609. D.3): Resources include but are not limited to ➢ National Veterans Crisis Line; http://veteranscrisisline.net/ ➢ Military/Veteran Resource Network; http://militaryveteranresourcenetwork.org/
RESPOND Effectively? (A.R.S. 41-609.D.4, D.5, D.7) Minimum Required Areas of Focus-please provide information/examples regarding: • Establish student veteran orientation programs, including student veteran guides for the first day on campus, an optional student veteran orientation session and at least one optional only course taught by a veteran or by a trained volunteer on veteran issues. • Institution identifies a specific location on campus and/or on website (if primary a web-based institution) that has information and resources for student veterans, as well as family members (A.R.S. 41-609. D.7). • Institution provides peer mentoring and support for student veterans (A.R.S. 41-609. D.5): ➢ This must include the provision of counseling services on-campus or referrals to other counseling and crisis resources (e.g. National Veterans Crisis Line, military support programs, VA & Vet Center counseling, community-based counseling). ➢ This may include formal and informal mentoring programs (students, faculty/staff, community members, etc.).
ENGAGE in the Military/Veteran Community? (A.R.S. 41-609.D.6, D.8) Minimum Required Areas of Focus-please information/examples regarding: • Institution actively outreaches to military/veteran community, including military installations to provide information on programs, as well as to identify resources that may be of benefit to student veterans (A.R.S. 41-609. D.6). • Institution partners as appropriate and needed with public and private sector organizations to strengthen support for and success of student veterans (A.R.S. 41-609. D.8.). • Outreach (print, web, etc.) accurately reflects graduation rates for student veterans. • Outreach (print, web, etc.) clearly indicates costs, options and responsibilities for financing education. • Institution engages in promoting community-based collaborations to allow the private sector to support veteran’s resources centers through financial and in-kind gift.
Application & Reporting Process Point-Of-Contact (POC)
Leadership Contact Person
If the POC is not in an executive or director‐level position, please provide the name and contact information of someone in institution leadership who has reviewed the information in this packet prior to submittal.
This document and accompanying materials are an accurate reflection of our institution and our activities.
It is recognized that the goal of the Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus Certification, the Military/Veteran Resource Network and the application and vetting process is to recognize institutions that operate within A.R.S. 41-609 and the Guidelines for CARE, as outlined by the military/veteran community within Arizona. Institutions that are identified as no longer operating within A.R.S. 41-609 may be contacted and subsequently removed from the Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus Certification. Institutions that are identified as no longer operating with the Guidelines for CARE may be contacted and subsequently removed from the Military/Veteran Resource Network.
It is recognized that the application and vetting process to become part of the Military/Veteran Resource Network is a voluntary process and we can request to be removed from the Military/Veteran Resource Network at any time. We also recognize that that not every institution that applies will necessarily be granted approval.
The applicant institution releases the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, its directors, employees, contractors and agents, and any supportive/partner/member institutions and their representatives from any and all liability and waives all legal claims against any of the above who acts in good faith in accordance with the application and vetting process for the Military/Veteran Resource Network.
On or before December 31 and June 30 of each year, each Arizona veteran supportive campus shall forward a report to the department on the number of veterans enrolled in and graduating from its campus.
If approved, an institution Point‐of‐Contact will be designated and responsible for our institution’s semi-annual reporting requirements and responsible for our institution’s profile in the Military/Veteran Resource Network.
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