Resources and Information for assisting students who are Veterans

On-Campus Resources

  • Veterans Resource Center
  • Leadership Academy Session: "Supporting Veterans on Campus" Returning to an “ordinary” life can be an intense challenge for veterans coming home from military service. This session is designed to help the St. Thomas community better support veteran students, staff, and faculty members, as well as those who are family members of veterans. Participants will learn about what types of issues veterans may face, how they may experience the UST culture, and how each of us can create an inclusive environment for them to succeed.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Veterans Needs
      If you have concerns about a student who is a veteran, or any other student, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services to consult about the best way to deal with your concerns.
    • How Can I Best Help a Student with Problems?
      The best thing you can do is call the Counseling and Psychological Services Office at (651) 962-6780 and consult. Faculty and staff are here at St. Thomas because they care about students. The best way to show you care is to ask for advice early on. Counseling and Psychological Services staff can consult with you about maintaining your professional role while still helping the student.
  • Duane Bauer, Higher Education Coordinator for the Central Metro Region of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Duane is a representative of the Higher Education Veterans Program that provides veterans and their families with a localized place to go:
      • to gain information regarding their benefits
      • to find resources that may assist them in transitions
      • to be with others that may have the same “shared” experiences
      The ultimate goal of the Higher Education Veterans Program is to empower veterans to create and maintain a network to assist in their lives. The active members of the military have a service network in place to help with all the needs of the military community. Yet, once the service person and families leave that network, they are on their own to navigate life and the community. St. Thomas wants to help them be successful.
    • Duane comes to the St. Paul campus on the first Wednesday of each month.  Students can visit him on the 2nd Floor of the Anderson Student Center. Duane comes to the Minneapolis campus on the third Wednesday of the month.  Students can visit him on the first floor of Terrence Murphy Hall next to the St. Thomas Bookstore.

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  • For detailed information on the students receiving veteran benefits, please click here.