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      Summer 2021

The Military and Veteran Services Center is open for business.  Scheduling an appointment is the best way for you to ensure you will be able to see someone when you come to the office.  Email Penny.Watson@unh.edu for an appointment.

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To provide the highest quality service and support to Student Veterans, Service Members, and other military-affiliated students such as dependents, as outlined in the Veteran Administration's Principles of Excellence and 8 Keys of Success

As a service provider for military-affiliated and Veteran students, we endeavor to:

  • Remain vigilant in our mission to make UNH a military and Veteran friendly school
  • Be the primary go-to for any military-connected student using a military educational benefit or seeking support (academic, personal, or social)
  • Create a space where student Veterans can connect with and develop bonds of friendship and camaraderie with other UNH student Veterans and other military-affiliated students

As part of Student Life, we value:

  • Fostering a compassionate office space while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, ethical behavior, and confidentiality
  • Networking with university, local, state, and federal organizations who may be able to assist, especially in a crisis
  • Ensuring we exceed the University's inclusivity standards as laid out by the University Commission on Community, Equity, and Diversity, which can be found here

SLO1: Students will be able to identify key support resources at UNH.

This SLO is important to the students and department to provide independence when navigating UNH from an educational and personal standpoint in order to achieve success within the college community and beyond.

Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application; Intrapersonal development; Interpersonal competence; Practical competence; Personal sustainability within university system;

Advisory groups; Campus partnerships; Events and programming; Individual student meetings; Mentorship; Social media content; Student employment; Website content; Conferences; Webinars; Orientation and Student organizations;

Indirectly, it will be measured by a survey given at the end of each semester.

SLO2: Students will understand how to access their VA Educational Benefits.

One of the primary goals of our department is to ensure students have a sound knowledge base of how to activate and utilized their earned VA Educational Benefits to the fullest extent each semester.

Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application; Practical competence;

Campus partnerships; Documents/handouts; Events and programming; Individual student meetings; Mentorship; Presentations; Social media content; Website content; Student employment;

We plan on measuring progress both directly and indirectly. Indirectly, we will conduct a survey at the end of each semester. Directly, it will be measured by data provided by Banner and VA Once software reports produced at the end of each semester.

SLO3: Students will be knowledgeable about VA resources.

The department will connect students to VA representatives to ensure the student's medical, compensation, and education benefits in relation to their military affiliation.

Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application; Intrapersonal development; Interpersonal competence; Humanitarianism and civic engagement; Practical competence;

Advisory groups; Campus partnerships; Conferences; Documents/handouts; Events and programming; Individual student meetings; Mentorship; Presentations; Social media content; Student employment; Webinars; Website content;      

This SLO will be measured indirectly via an end of semester survey.

In order to achieve our mission and fulfill our vision in accordance with our values, our services include:

  • Processing military educational benefits in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner in accordance with federal and state law, VA regulations, and USNH Board of Trustees policy
  • Providing a comfortable space for student Veterans, Service Members, and other military-affiliated students to study and socialize, to include Veteran-only on-campus housing
  • Supporting the UNH Student Armed Forces Association, the primary student organization for student Veterans, Service Members, and other military-affiliated students
  • Coordinating a wide range of events for our students, including:
    • Veteran-specific informational sessions for opportunities such as the Fulbright program
    • Veteran-specific orientation for incoming Veterans and members of the National Guard or Reserves
    • On-campus appointments with VA representatives
    • Ice cream, hot chocolate, and pizza social events

 

We are conveniently located at:

Ground Floor
Hood House
89 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Office Operating Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
 

 

 

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