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Veteran Resources

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Boston College proudly welcomes all veterans of the United States Armed Forces and is committed to helping those who have served and continue to serve our country with employment and academic support, resources, community, and career development services that are the hallmark of Boston College.


HELPFUL RESOURCES


Boston College Veterans’ Advisory Group (BCVAG) - Created in 2018, the BCVAG serves as a resource for the University’s leadership on veterans’ issues and activities. The BCVAG is sponsored and resourced by the Office of the Executive Vice President. Learn more about BCVAG by contacting: David J. Cote cotedf@bc.edu

The Boston College Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN) - Created in 2011, the Boston College Veterans Alumni Network is an alumni affinity group that strengthens the bonds between BC alumni, student veterans, and the University. BCVAN serves as a resource for all Boston College ROTC programs and provides mentoring and network-ing opportunities to current students and alumni who are transitioning from military to civilian life.

The BC Law School Veterans Association - is composed of students and faculty currently on active or reserve duty with the U.S. Armed Forces, were previously on active or reserve duty, are interested in serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or are just interested in military-legal related topics and issues.

The Boston College Veterans Memorial - This website contains a database of Boston College alumni veterans who died in the line of military duty and are honored on the Boston College Veterans Memorial.

Collegiate Warrior Athlete Initiative (CWAI)Led by Connell School of Nursing Professor Ann Wolbert Burgess, the Collegiate Warrior Athlete Initiative is a 12-week program that brings post-9/11 veterans into contact with campus health, athletic, and educational resources to improve their fitness and wellness. Twice each week, there

are workshops that emphasize nutrition, stress management, and wellness as well as general interest talks on everything from Shakespeare to public speaking, led by Boston College faculty. Read more about this on Connell news.

VDHSCBS - The Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) Program serves Veterans of any age who are determined by the Veterans Administration to be at risk of institutional placement.

Veterans Affinity Group - The Boston College Veterans' Affinity group consists of employees who have expressed an interest in keeping abreast of veteran-relevant information and events, as well as assisting veteran coworkers to identify useful services and programs at the university.

Contact: jack.spang@bc.edu

Notice of Nondiscrimination - Boston College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Job Opportunities - Information about applying for job opportunities at Boston College, as well as open listings for internal and external candidates.

Invitation to Self Identify for Veteran Status - Upon hire, all faculty and staff are invited to self-identify as a Covered Veteran as part of the BC affirmative action plan.  Please use this form to provide such identification.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs - The purpose of the OFCCP is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government. Know your rights!

Job Translator - A tool that helps translate military positions into equivalent civilian jobs.

Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers - This guide describes how the ADA applies to recruiting, hiring, and accommodating veterans with disabilities, and briefly explains how protections for veterans with disabilities differ under USERRA and the ADA. The guide also provides information on laws and regulations that employers may find helpful if they want to make recruiting and hiring veterans with disabilities a priority.

The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) The Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Servicemembers, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Hero 2 Hired - Assists unemployed Reserve Component service members with job placement. Support is provided through the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.

Boston College Student Veteran Association - Boston College Student Veterans Group is here to serve and support each other through the military to college transition. They provide opportunities to get together and unwind or have fun, create networking opportunities to build strong relationships with the BC Veterans both current and alumni, and collect and share resources to better meet the needs of our student veterans.

MBA Veterans Network - The Boston College MBA admissions team has a strong affinity for military veterans due to veterans' demonstrated leadership abilities, a strong record of achievement, high personal character, and familiarity working both as individuals and as part of a team. This group acts as a resourse for those interested.

U.S. Veterans Education Benefits - Boston College acts as a liaison with the Veterans Administration for students who may qualify to receive veterans' education benefits.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) and Post 9/11 GI Bill - Eligible veterans should begin by visiting the VA website or by calling the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)

Boston College Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) - Boston College ROTC develops students’ leadership and management skills with the ultimate goal of commissioning college graduates as second lieutenants into the United States Army, Reserve, or National Guard in a wide variety of career paths. Likewise, Boston College NROTC is dedicated to producing outstanding men and women college graduates and commissioning them as officers in the Navy and the Marine Corps. For more information, visit BC’s ROTC and NROTC websites.

Student Veterans of America - Provides information on legal rights of veterans returning to school, advocates for members to make sure they receive full benefits and transition successfully, and also has scholarships available.

Office for Civil Rights: “So You Want to Go Back to School” - This government site has information on the legal rights of disabled veterans who want to return to school.

Woods College of Advancing Studies - James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies homepage. Undergraduate and graduate programs. Evening study.

Boston College Yellow Ribbon Program - For more information about eligibility or details about the program, visit: Yellow Ribbon Information website.

 

Boston Vet Center - The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.

Department of Veterans' Services - Information on state and federal benefits, including where and how to apply.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service - VETS Proudly serves veterans and service members! They provide resources and expertise to assist and prepare them to obtain meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities, and protect their employment rights.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – A great resource for connecting veterans to resources and support on a variety of topics including but not limited to: PTSD, brain injury, spinal cord injuries, transgendered vets, women vets, empowerment, counseling, finances, employment, and much more.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - A nonprofit organization whose website provides information on services and benefits available to disabled veterans.

Wounded Warrior Project: Connect  - A social network for injured veterans to connect with other veterans, their families, and friends for support and information.

National Center for PTSD - Answers questions about post-traumatic stress disorder and offers treatment and self-help advice.

Veterans' Upward Bound - Provides a unique opportunity for men and women veterans of all ages to gain access to information about college and career awareness, acquire the academic skills required for entry into higher education and/or to acquire the equivalent of a high school diploma.

Home Base - Provides care for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have combat or deployment–related stress or traumatic brain injury (TBI). They also provide counseling and support for your family and the people who are closest to you.

 

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