Vet2Vet program is to assist in student veterans' successful transition to the University. Vet2Vet Ambassadors will support new students in integrating information on extra and co-curricular involvement, health and wellness, enhancing professional skills and engaging with the greater community for success beyond the classroom.
Our vision is to be the first line of defense to help identify the at-risk veteran/dependent/service member that is having challenges adjusting to campus life before academic performance is negatively impacted. We will be guide to the student to help develop a situation that breeds success.
New Students will gain tremendous knowledge of campus life and experience networking with Ambassadors while receiving guidance. Ambassadors will be trained in campus knowledge and program protocol to be most effective. Ambassadors will have the benefit of working with bright and energetic students, the satisfaction of being a role model, and the opportunity to apply one's leadership and higher education experiences. The New Student and Ambassadors will be matched for a period of one semester. At that time, either party will be able to renew their match, be matched with a new person, or leave the program.
Pairs will have opportunity to meet throughout the school year and are expected to communicate in some capacity each month to talk about how to navigate the college experience. Ambassadors will be trained and advised by Veteran Services to ensure the success of the program.