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:

  • American Military University (online), WV
  • American Public University (online), WV
  • Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
  • Peak Technical Institute
    • Columbia County Center Grovetown, GA
    • Thomson Campus Thomson, GA
    • Waynesboro Campus Waynesboro, GA
  • Capella University (online), MN
  • George Washington University, DC
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
    • DeKalb Campus Clarkston, GA
    • Newton Campus Covington, GA
  • Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
    • Aviation Campus Greensboro, NC
    • Aviation Center II Greensboro, NC
    • Greensboro Campus Greensboro, NC
    • High Point Campus High Point, NC
    • Small Business Center Greensboro, NC
  • Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • Daytona Beach Campus Daytona Beach, FL
    • Fort Myers Campus Fort Myers, FL
    • Jacksonville Campus Jacksonville, FL
    • Lakeland Campus Lakeland, FL
    • Melbourne Campus Melbourne, FL
    • Miami Campus Miami, FL
    • New Port Richey Campus New Port Richey, FL
    • Orlando Campus Orlando, FL
    • Pembroke Pines Campus Pembroke Pines, FL
    • Port St. Lucie Campus Port St. Lucie, FL
    • Sarasota Campus Sarasota, FL
    • St. Petersburg Campus St. Petersburg, FL
    • Tallahassee Campus Tallahassee, FL
    • Tampa Campus Tampa, FL
    • West Palm Beach Campus West Palm Beach, FL
  • Marian University, WI
  • Norco College, CA
  • Oklahoma City Community College, OK
  • Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, NC
    • Sandhills Hoke Center Raeford, NC
    • James H. Garner Center for Community Education Robbins, NC
    • Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center Carthage, NC
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO
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