Military Connected Services

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5th Annual Veterans Mental Health Summit

Stronger Together: Building Community Connections for Thriving After Military Service

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.at Brookhaven Campus

Visit the Veterans Mental Health Summit webpage for more information.


Veterans Resource Fair 2023

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Brookhaven Campus

Visit the Veterans Resource Fair webpage for more information.

On behalf of the Military Connected Services, welcome to Dallas College! Know that the Dallas College community appreciates the experiences and strengths that you bring with you. We also value what military-connected students bring to campus, and we are highly committed to ensuring your success.

Vision

The vision of the Military-Connected Services Support Program is to be a national model for students by removing educational barriers for military-connected students.

Mission

The mission of the Military-Connected Services Support Program is to advocate for and provide superior services to military-connected students while adhering to the highest standards of Dallas College by creating a climate of care. Our ongoing efforts are to provid​e academic and holistic support for military members, their families, and survivors.

 
 

What We Offer

 
 

We are here to serve you and can be contacted at DCVeterans@DallasCollege.edu. If you have military benefit questions, please email MilitaryDist@DallasCollege.edu.

 

If students are enrolled in classes at separate campuses, Compliance must certify courses at each campus 24 hours apart. This is an Enrollment Manager issue; they are working on a solution. We will keep everyone notified once it changes.

 
Going back to college was another challenge for myself though. I was in college for a semester before I joined the military and it had been 7 years since I had taken college course. This made it challenging to take on school again. " Read Favian's story.
Favian Hernandez
 

Mental Health and Wellness

Veterans Mental Health Summit - Every Fall we offer our annual Veterans Mental Health Summit, which promotes mental health and wellbeing. Participants tend to walk away with enhanced knowledge of the ways they can positively impact their mental health and wellbeing through educational programming and resources.

Steady Warriors - Steady Warriors is a yoga program using military-connected yoga instructors who are trained to assist those struggling with the effects of trauma. These instructors will use a trauma-informed yoga and meditation protocol with evidence-based integrative restorative meditation as the primary meditation style. These trauma-informed classes are hosted every Fall and Spring.

Health Services - Whether you served stateside or in combat, in the reserves, National Guard, or regular military, our Health Services is here to offer various nursing assistance. You also do not need to be sick to visit any of our Health Services Departments in Dallas College - all health concerns and questions are welcomed.

Veterans Crisis Line - Are you a veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves. Call 800-273-8255 (Press 1).

Veterans Crisis Line - Are you a veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves. Call 800-273-8255 (Press 1).

Counseling and Psychological Services - Transitioning from the military to college can present challenges for student veterans who may require assistance. Our Counseling Department is a safe place to discuss any struggles you may encounter.

Accessibility Services - Do you have service-connected disabilities or learning disabilities? If you are a veteran having difficulty finishing exams, are easily distracted in the classroom or have physical or emotional issues impeding your performance in classes, our Accessibility Services Department is a great resource for you to ensure you get equal access to programs and services.

Military Transcript Workshops

Don’t miss out on college credit you’ve earned through work or military experience. Each Fall and Spring we offer a workshop to ensure veteran students’ military transcripts are evaluated for college transfer credits, degree completion and graduation requirements. View upcoming workshops.

Veteran Information Sessions

To ensure a smooth transition each semester and eliminate roadblocks, we offer special information sessions for our veteran students. Students will learn about military-connected resources on campus, certification processes, educational benefits, upcoming events and the Student Veterans Association. View upcoming workshops.

Veterans Career Fair

Every semester veteran students meet with employers who are hiring. Students will have access to employers who offer relevant veteran experiences while expanding their professional networks. Students will practice interpersonal communication skills needed in the workplace and learn about opportunities in their chosen careers. Check the calendar for our next Veterans Career Fair.

Focus Groups

Our Focus Group is a periodic discussion to gain insight into the experiences, perspectives and needs unique to the military-connected population throughout the DFW Metroplex.

Career Resources and Jobs

Visit our Career Services Department to search for jobs and get help translating your military skills and experiences to civilian jobs.

Veterans Affairs Offices at Other North Texas Colleges and Universities

  • Collin College (Collin County Community College District)
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Dallas

Salute

Salute is a national honor society that recognizes and honors the service and scholastic achievements of student veterans across America. Current students can contact their campus program lead for more information.

Accessibility Services

If you are a veteran having difficulty finishing exams, are easily distracted in the classroom or have physical or emotional issues impeding your performance in classes, our Accessibility Services Department is a great resource to get equal access to programs and services.

Learning Support

We have several resources to assist veteran students in their academic journey from preparation to online learning to in-person tutoring.

Success Coaching

Dallas College has success coaches trained in assisting veteran students and will develop a comprehensive educational plan customized to fit the specific needs of a veteran.

Male Achievement Program

Veterans are welcomed to participate in The Male Achievement Program (MAP) - an academic success and mentoring program geared toward men of color at Dallas College.

Information for Texas Veterans

General Information for Veterans

  • Military.com – A free military and veteran membership organization featuring community connections, military news, educational resources and more
  • ACP Mentoring Program – A free program that connects veterans with professionals for mentoring on topics ranging from resume building and job market knowledge to networking, leadership and more

Other Veterans Affairs Offices

Additional Information

TXServes

TXServes – North Texas is a coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit organizations serving veterans, service members and their families in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. TXServes – North Texas uses technology and its partner network to guide veterans, service members and their families to the most appropriate services and resources available.

Veterans Crisis Line

Are you a veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves. Call 800-273-8255 (Press1).

Student Veteran Association

The Dallas College Student Veteran Association (SVA) is a student-run club that provides veterans a place to connect, encourages campus involvement among fellow veterans, and serves not only the Dallas College community but surrounding communities as well.

SVA Member and Cabinet Roles

Dallas College SVA Leadership Conference

Members are invited to the Dallas College SVA Leadership Conference scheduled for June 2-3, 2022.

Growing Warriors

Growing Warriors is a new Dallas College gardening initiative at the Mountain View and Cedar Valley gardens that will serve as an opportunity to learn about social responsibility through sustainable living and develop a close-knit veteran student community. It will also be an opportunity to connect with the surrounding communities and a local source of food for the Dallas College food pantry.

Interested? Let us know.