8 Keys to Veterans' Success Sites

8 Keys to Veterans' Success Sites

About the 8 Keys

  • A voluntary initiative through the Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs, and Defense.
  • Highlights specific ways that colleges and universities can support veterans.

Commit to the 8 Keys


The 8 Keys

  1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans.
  2. Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
  3. Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
  4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them (even if limited in size).
  5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
  6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion.
  7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
  8. Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.

Recent additions:

  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AX
    • Apache Junction Campus, Apache Junction, AZ
    • Aravaipa Campus, Winkelman, AZ
    • Bullhead City Campus, Bullhead City, AZ
    • Chandler-Gilbert Campus, Chandler, AZ
    • Chinle Campus, Chinle, AZ
    • Communiversity @ Queen Creek Campus, Queen Creek, AZ
    • Communiversity @ Surprise Campus, Surprise, AZ
    • East Valley Campus, Mesa, AZ
    • Flagstaff Campus, Flagstaff, AZ
    • Fort Defiance Campus, Ft. Defiance, AZ
    • Ganado Campus, Chinle, AZ
    • GateWay Campus, Phoenix, AZ
    • Glendale Campus, Glendale, AZ
    • Kayenta Campus, Kayenta, AZ
    • Keams Canyon Campus, Chinle, AZ
    • Kingman Campus, Kingman, AZ
    • Lake Havasu City Campus, Lake Havasu City, AZ
    • Mesa Campus, Mesa, AZ
    • North Valley Campus, Phoenix, AZ
    • Page Campus, Page, AZ
    • Paradise Valley Campus, Phoenix, AZ
    • Phoenix Campus, Phoenix, AZ
    • Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Phoenix, AZ
    • Prescott Campus, Prescott, AZ
    • Scottsdale Campus, Scottsdale, AZ
    • Show Low Campus, Show Low, AZ
    • Signal Peak Campus, Coolidge, AZ
    • South Mountain Campus, Phoenix, AZ
    • Thatcher Campus, Thatcher, AZ
    • Tuba City Campus, Tuba City, AZ
    • Tucson Campus, Tucson, AZ
    • Tucson North Campus, Tucson, AZ
    • Verde Valley Campus, Clarkdale, AZ
    • West Valley Campus, Avondale, AZ
    • Whiteriver Campus, Whiteriver, AZ
    • Yavapai Campus, Prescott Valley, AZ
    • Yuma Branch Campus, Yuma, AZ
    • Yuma—Marine Corp Air Station Campus, Yuma, AZ
  • SUNY at Brockport, Brockport, NY