Information for student veterans
Resources and accommodations:
We invite you to discuss your transition to college with an Access Consultant at the Disability Resource Center. Veterans arrive to campus with many advanced skills and unique experiences that set them apart from other students. An Access Consultant can help you translate your military experiences into success on campus! You may work with an Access Consultant on ways to explore the many strategies and accommodations available to make the campus environment accessible and ease your transition to the classroom.
For a basic overview of Disability Resources, visit: http://drc.arizona.edu/students/drc-intro
Veterans, please contact:
Patty Bredehoft, Access Consultant
(520) 621-1435, Direct Number
(520) 621-3268, Main Office
Or to get started visit: http://drc.arizona.edu/students/register-with-drc1
The Disability Resource Center houses the most comprehensive wheelchair sports program in the nation. Several veterans are members of our teams. We have hosted five national sports and wellness camps to engage veterans in athletics. Learn about opportunities for veterans to get involved in competitive sports here.
Learn more about our past Veterans' Sports and Wellness Camps:
DRC offers a number of options for veterans who are interested in improving or maintaining their health and wellness: http://drc.arizona.edu/about/veterans-reintegration-education/health
Counseling and Psychological Services:
University of Arizona student veterans and their family members (must be a U.A. student) are eligible for mental health services offered on campus by Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) staff. These services include walk-in and emergency counseling as well as initial and follow-up counseling appointments for brief therapy and psychiatric services. Couples counseling (spouse or partner does NOT have to be a U.A. student) is also available. CAPS can help with such issues as adjustment to an academic environment, economic, family and school stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse as well as other issues that student veterans and family members may need help with.
Counseling services for student veterans and family members are also offered by V.A. counselors who are on campus on Mondays and Thursdays. If you are eligible for V.A. Services or have any other questions, please contact Krishna Bright or Mike Strangstalien at 621-3334.
The student Veterans Center (SVC) is run by student veterans who have successfully transitioned to the University of Arizona. Prospective and enrolled students may contac the SVC with any questions, concerns or ideas. The SVC is also a resource to campus and community members who wish to learn more about student veterans. The SVC is a resource center, a study space, and a social outlet.
To learn more about the UA’s academic, social, and administrative resources, please visit Veterans Education and Transition Services (V.E.T.S.).
To speak with someone about your education or G.I. Bill benefits, please contact:
For a synthesis of research and recommendations for practice in higher education, please visit the Disabled Veterans Reintegration and Education Project.