Carroll University proudly opened the doors to its new Veterans House, located at 125 Wright St., Waukesha, Wisconsin. The building is now available for all military and veteran students, who can use it for studying, student organization meetings, or gathering with outside constituencies.
A group of students were interested in bringing back the student veteran organization on campus and needed a larger space to gather. Now that students have this larger, dedicated space, hopefully more veteran and military students will find their way to the house.
“Our military and veteran students have made a commitment to our nation to support and defend our Constitution, and we are proud that they have found their way to Carroll,” said Paul Zinck, vice president of Finance and Administration. “We want to support them and honor their sacrifice and service—and having the Veterans House as a resource for them to use individually or gather as a group is just one way to do that.”
Veterans at Carroll now have access to more educational services and resources than ever before. The university works with full- and part-time students who are active service members and veterans, in addition to their spouses, dependents, and survivors, to help them secure federal and state education benefits granted through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other VA-related resources.
In the Registrar’s Office, Carroll’s School Certifying Officials (SCOs) work in conjunction with Admission, Financial Aid, Student Success, the Business Office, and other areas to help students in Carroll’s military family navigate benefits that are available to them. The SCOs also assist with connecting new students with the Carroll student veteran organization; securing benefits, including access to the Veterans House; and priority registration.
They also help students access other campus resources to ensure their personal and academic success at Carroll. “As Carroll continues to grow our veteran/military program on campus, we hope that the VA will come to campus and work with our students,” said Theresa Barry, vice president for Student Life.