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Resources for Campus Faculty, Staff and Administrators

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have provided links to several websites and hope that they are helpful. However, the State Regents cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or content of external pages or documents or guarantee full access to those pages.

If you would like to be added to the Serving Student Veterans email distribution list, contact Colbi Beam at or 405.225.9308.

American Council on Education (ACE)
ACE is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association. It represents the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
SOC was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and active and reserve components of the military services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide.

VA Campus Toolkit
This toolkit provides faculty, staff and administrators with resources to support student veterans. As the Post 9/11 GI Bill is bringing student veterans to campuses in record numbers, the VA’s aim is to help campuses welcome these men and women by recognizing who they are and understanding their unique experiences, adjustments and needs.

Resources from the 2016 Conference on Serving Military Connected Students in Higher Education

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Veteran Services (PDF, 2.3m)
Back to Basics – GI Bills® Revisited (PDF, 1.1m)
Military Experience and the Arts (PDF, 1.6m)
Revisions to the In-State/Out-of-State Status of Enrolled Students Policy (PDF, 320k)
Student Panel Notes (PDF, 92k)
Student Veterans 101 (PDF, 97K)
Rucksacks to Backpacks: Building a Successful Student Veterans Organization (PDF, 2m)
Team Rubicon (PDF, 3.6m)
USA Jobs – How do I get through it all? (PDF, 1.2m)
Warrior-Scholar Project (presentation) (PDF, 2.3m)
Warrior-Scholar Project: Empowerment and Leadership Through Education (handout) (PDF, 222k)
Well-Being and the Service Connected Student (PDF, 1.3m)

Related Research

From Soldier to Student II: Assessing Campus Programs for Veterans and Service Members
This report updates a 2009 study that provided the first national snapshot of the programs and services that colleges and universities had in place to serve veterans and military personnel following passage of the 2008 Post-9/11 GI Bill. 

Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation is the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education.

Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University
Through research and outreach, MFRI works closely with collaborators to improve the lives of service members and their families in Indiana and across the country.

National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education about trauma and PTSD. The center works to ensure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

Student Veteran-Specific Professional Organizations

Oklahoma Association of Veterans Coordinators and Counselors (OAVCC)
OAVCC provides a forum for the discussion, coordination and exchange of concepts, policies and efforts aimed at assisting veterans in the furtherance of their educational training. It also serves to develop and promote communication among veterans and the administrative officials of all appropriate agencies and institutions. OAVCC also advises and assists various federal, state, local and promotional agencies in the development and implementation of programs designed to improve the status of Oklahoma veteran students.

For more information on how to get involved in OAVCC, contact Jill Williamson at 580.559.5740 or  

National Association of State Approving Agencies (NASAA)
The purpose of NASAA is to work in cooperation with its partners to: (1) facilitate the efforts of the state approving agencies to promote and safeguard quality education and training programs for all veterans and other eligible persons; (2) ensure greater education and training opportunities that meet the changing needs of veterans; and (3) protect the GI Bill resources available for those programs.

National Association of Veteran’s Program Administrators (NAVPA)
NAVPA is an organization of institutions and individuals across the country who are involved or interested in the operation of veteran's affairs programs and/or the delivery of services to veterans, such as school-certifying officials.

Western Association of Veterans Education Specialists (WAVES)
WAVES serves educational institutions of higher learning and those offering non-college degree programs engaged in the administration of veterans educational benefits within the geographic areas served by the Muskogee Regional Processing Office.  WAVES aims to foster communication and cooperation among agencies on matters affecting the education of veterans and other eligible persons.  WAVES also serves the needs and interests of veterans, faculty members and administrators at the member institutions.

Related Professional Organizations

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
AACRAO is a professional organization of personnel working in the fields of college and university admissions, academic records and enrollment services.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.

Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators and students working to enhance the educational development of students.  

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Its work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy and research for 13,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries and eight U.S. territories.