Faculty and Staff Resources
College of DuPage Veteran Services welcomes service members and their families. We support student veteran and faculty interactions through our Service to Scholar Program. You may have noticed enrollment growth in this special population over the past few years. This adult population may demonstrate higher levels of maturity and discipline compared to typical, first year students. Student veterans may experience difficulties in the academic environment as they transition from the military to civilian lifestyle. Like other adult students, they may be balancing family, work and school. Veterans and Military Personnel forever carry with them the added dimension of their service. College of DuPage welcomes service members and their families. We support their transition from service to scholar. Contact Shelly Mencacci, Coordinator Veterans Student Services, to learn how you can participate in our Service to Scholar Program.
The following resources are provided to support faculty and staff in their understanding of military culture as well as outline relevant policies and procedures impacting institutions of higher education. This is not an all-inclusive list. To recommend content for this page contact the Coordinator for Veterans Student Services at email@example.com The College of DuPage Library has provide a list of resources and scholar works. To request additional materials please contact the Library.
What should I do if a student requests to miss class due to military service?
Many students choose to serve while pursuing their post-secondary education. Students are responsible to keep their course instructors informed of all military-related absences. Each instructor posts in their course syllabus, their attendance and tardiness policy. Active Duty, Annual Training and Monthly Drill are possible reasons for veterans and military personnel to miss class. These obligations are required and not optional attendance for military personnel. Students are responsible to provide documentation of orders to Veterans Services. Upon request Veterans Services will verify orders of military service.
Who do I contact if I have a question?
Veterans Services, (630) 942-3814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What are best practices for working with this population in the classroom?
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs developed to provide insights and guidelines for working with student Veterans in the classroom: Veteran Guidelines and Best Practices in the Classroom
How do I get involved with Veteran-centered events on campus?
To learn more about ongoing military community events contact Veterans Services at (630) 942-3814 or email@example.com
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260
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