Student Resources

Today is Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Resources

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Student Resources

Student Veterans Organization (SVO)

Our goal as an organization is to help veterans in their pursuit of higher education. The benefits of joining out team includes networking with community leaders, veteran honor society membership if eligible, access to veteran scholarships, community service opportunities, and chances to win prizes within the organization. What we are looking to achieve is the succes of Veterans on campus, and we do that by providing mentorship, tutoring, and events on campus. Whether you are a graduate or undergrad, all veterans and dependents are welcome to join us.

 

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)

UT Arlington Veterans Upward Bound is a FREE program for qualified veterans, designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of post-secondary education. The following services are provided for veterans in our program: refresher classes; weekly tutoring sessions; assistance with financial aid and college applications; academic and career counseling; personal counseling and peer to peer mentoring; connection to community resources; and participation in community and program events. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll and complete postsecondary education programs.

 

Student Veterans Project

The Project offers free services to veterans who are undergraduates or thinking of returning to school operated under the School of Social Work. To participate in the study, please contact the Student Veteran Project at 817-272-2165 or 817-272-0452, and to obtain an intake packet. Student Veteran Project Survey.

 

Student Veteran's Advisory Committee (SVAC)

The University’s Student Veteran Advisory Committee (SVAC) organized in 2007 to identify ways to help Veterans transition from the battlefield to the classroom and to create a veteran-friendly campus. SVAC’s mission is to provie a welcoming environment where Veterans can flourish academically and transition to the workplace as well as educate faculty and staff on how to help Veterans succeed as college students. For more information contact cliffg@uta.edu

 

The GI Bill Website

You successfully served our country with honor. Now you want to succeed in a career but you are unsure about what kind of a career you want to pursue or where to even begin? You are hardworking, but hard work alone is not always enough to succeed in today's job market. To go with that hard work, you need a plan. Together, we can determine what educational and career opportunities are best suited for you.

 

Hazlewood Database for Students

The Hazlewood Database for Students is a state run database that students must register with when they begin using Hazlewood benefits. This database can be used to help the student keep track the number of credit hours used.

 

Joint Services Transcript

The Joint Services Transcript provides a description of military schooling and work history in civilian language. It is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations. It saves time and money by awarding academic credits, which means less tuition to pay and less time spent in the classroom. It also serves as a counseling tool for academic and career counselors in advising service members and veterans, and as an aid in preparing resumes and explaining military work experience to civilian employers.

 

eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for veterans, service members, and their families to manage various veteran’s benefits. Since our inception in 2009, we have added more than 30 features that allow direct access to your benefits and personal information. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, and view your benefits status, all from this same site.

 

UTA Deployment and Mobilization Information

A student who withdraws as a result of military service is to receive the following considerations according to Section 54.006 of the Texas Education Code: (1) receive a refund of tuition and fees (2) if eligible, be assigned a grade of incomplete (I) or (3) as determined by the instructor, receive a final grade or credit in courses where the student has satisfactorily completed a substantial amount of coursework and has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course material.

 

Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)

If you are attending an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) or Non-College Degree (NCD) program and are receiving one of the following: Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty), Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve), Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), or Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), then you need to verify your attendance every month before your payment can be issued. 1-877 VA-ECERT (1-877-823-2378) to verify by telephone.

 

UTA Student Services

 

UTA Army ROTC

Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army.

 

Schools and Colleges on Campus

As a student at The University of Texas at Arlington, you have access to career resources through your affiliated School or College, which exist to help graduating seniors find gainful employment in their desired field.

Financial Resources

Texas VFW Foundation Assistance Program

This grant is designed to help lessen the burden of unexpected financial situations that are no fault of the applicant. Available to any veteran with an honorable discharge, regardless of age or time period of service, who is a legal Texas resident.

 

Armed Forces Foundation

The Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers vital assistance to active-duty and retired military personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components and military families. The largest program administered by the Armed Forces Foundation, the C.W. Bill and Beverly Young Financial Assistance Fund, provides direct financial assistance to Service members and their families facing financial hardship through injury and other service related situations.

 

American Legion Family Support Network

The American Legion's Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and families whose lives have been directly affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America's war on terror. Families with minor children in need of financial support are encouraged to reach out to the American Legion’s Financial Support Network.

Employment Resources

Texas Workforce Commission

Search for jobs while you are a student or find assistance in finding a career when you are finished with your degree.

UTA Career Center

The mission of the UT Arlington Career Center is to prepare our diverse student and alumni population, including Veterans, for success in their present and future careers by providing meaningful resources to help explore, identify, develop and peruse their personal and professional goals as well as to facilitate their connection to employment opportunities that match those goals. Career consultants assist students, in discovering their ideal careers, planning for job search experiences, and building skills that will prepare them to succeed in their careers. The consultants can translate your MOS/Rating into what business professionals expect from today’s resumes. Students will have access to Hireamaverick, a jobs database for off-campus work experiences, internship and externships, and full-time work opportunities. The Career Center also offers a virtual mock interview system that allows them to practice interview techniques. A biannual job fair hosted in the Fall and Spring semesters which brings in more than 160 employers. Students from all majors, including undergraduate and graduate levels, are highly encouraged to take advantage of various services and programs offered through the Center. The staff and consultants will help you Discover your potential, plan your future, and succeed in your career.

Google for Veterans and Families

This site was made by some veterans, family of veterans and friends who work at Google. They collected some free products, developed by Google, that have made veteran's lives easier. The site is broke down into a section for veterans and a section for families.

American Corporate Partners

American Corporate Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities.

Feds Hire Vets

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, in partnership with the Departments of Defense, Labor, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and other Federal agencies, envisions a website that will be the preeminent source for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families. Our goal is to provide consistent and accurate information and useful training and other resources.

United States Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

VETS serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Career DFW

This is the one website to visit, for the unemployed or under-employed, so you can find everything and anything to help you, the job seeker, with your career search that will result in employment.

Medical Resources

UTA Health Services

The University of Texas Arlington Health Services is an AAAHC accredited outpatient (ambulatory) facility open 0800-1700, Monday through Friday, during the academic year. We are located between the University Center and the Business Building. We operate a Medical Clinic, Women's Health Clinic, Mental Health Services and Health Promotion and Substance Abuse education. Best of all, we offer these services at a reduced cost when compared to the community. And if we can't treat you at Health Services, you will be referred to other superb facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

 

VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network

Medical services for veterans in Texas.

 

Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans may be eligibe for five years of cost-free health care

OEF/OIF combat veterans can receive cost-free medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater for five years after their date of discharge or release.

 

Center for Brain Health

The Center for BrainHealth is dedicated to improving the lives of America’s brave fighting men and women. This commitment includes preparing our service members to be the absolute best they can be – before, during, and after deployment. It takes years to make civilians battle-ready, and BrainHealth research is designed to minimize the time it takes to successfully reintegrate veterans into civilian life.

 

Support for Disabled Veterans

The Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. The goals of the WWP are to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history; raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members; help injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

 

UTA Adaptive Recreation

The Adaptive Recreation program is a rewarding program that brings more disability recreational programs to the students with disabilities. Programming in this area includes invitations to students with disabilities from other college and university programs in the area, high school students with disabilities, able-bodied students who are studying disability sport and recreation programming, and people with disabilities in the community. Adaptive Recreation offers an intramural program that included a soccer clinic for visually impaired students, and wheelchair divisions in billiards, table tennis, badminton, 4-on-4 football, 3-on-3 basketball, boccia, tennis doubles and more.

 

UTA Office for Students with Disabilities

We provide services to students with all types of disabilities here on campus. We invite you to read over the information provided on this website regarding resources and registration with us. Campus life here at UT Arlington offers many opportunities for students to engage with faculty, fellow students, and the community. We offer a very physically accessible campus and a dedicated staff of professionals waiting to assist and guide you.

 

Mental Health Resources

UTA Counseling Services

Counseling services are available to all currently enrolled students at the Campus Health Services Center and the School of Social Work.

 

VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network

Mental wellness services for veterans in Texas.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (press "1" for veterans)

 

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service promotes emotional health and self-sufficiency for anyone in need throughout the Greater Dallas area by providing effective and affordable mental-health and social services.

 

Veteran Affairs PTSD Program Locator

 

Make the Connection

A national public awareness campaign based on powerful personal video testimonials - true stories of Veterans who faced mental health issues, reached out for support, and found ways to overcome their challenges. Watch hundreds of Veteran videos and learn more.

 

Substance Abuse

American Cancer Society Quit Line

The ACS Quit Line telephone counseling is a confidential counseling program completed by telephone that will support and help you stay focused on your reasons for quitting. 1-877 QUIT-NOW

 

Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, AL-ANON

Well-known and successful recovery programs such as Alcoholic's Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Alanon (to help the families of addicts).

 

Sexual Violence Resources

The UTA Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program

The UTA RVSP Program provides support and referral services; advocates for students affected by violence; promotes education and awareness of sexual assaults, relationship violence and stalking. The RVSP Program Coordinator will retain a supportive role, will seek to empower the survivor, and will be courteous and respectful regarding the survivor’s decision on a course of action.

 

VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network

Sexual violence services for veterans in Texas.

 

Miscellaneous or Multipurpose Resources

Grace After Fire

Grace After Fire's program, Table Talk™: Color Me Camo, serves as a peer support system designed specifically for women Veterans. Table Talk™ focuses on gender specific aspects through structured interaction with trained facilitators and fellow peers while identifying and addressing barriers women Veterans face on the path to positive change. The program provides educational materials and activities that promote self-knowledge, self-understanding, self-development and self-renewal for the woman Veteran.

Texas Veterans Commission

The Texas Veterans Commission is the advocate for Texas veterans, their families and their survivors. They can assist with claims assistance, employment services and education that will improve the quality of life of Texas veterans and their families.

Texas Veterans Online

As a military veteran, you and your family are entitled to benefits earned by virtue of your military service. The purpose of this site is to bring together veteran’s benefit and assistance resource information for you as a Texas veteran and your family.

TexVet

TexVet is an excellent resource guide linking programs from state, federal and local organizations and is recommended for veterans, active duty military, dependents, and friends and families of service members.

National Resource Gallery

This is a sampling of the many resources available to military and veteran families.

Texas Veteran Leadership Program

A multipurpose resource for Texas Veterans run by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Tarrant County Veteran Services

The Tarrant County Veteran Services Office is an advocate agency for veterans and their survivors who live in Tarrant County. We assist veterans and their survivors, FREE OF CHARGE, with filing for benefits from the VA and the State of Texas. We help the veteran and their survivor complete all of the paperwork necessary to file benefit claims and we provide our expertise and assistance from the submission of the claim until a decision has been made by the VA.

National Archives Military Service Record Request

Military personnel records can be used for proving military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other military and medical records several ways.

Military.com

News and information about current events and programs affecting military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Vet Center

We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. We provide individual, group, and family counseling. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

National Combat Call Center

The National Combat Call Center is maintained by the Vet Center. It is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans.
877-WAR-VETS

Texas Veterans

The VLB is a state agency that provides benefits to Texas’ 1.7 million veterans.

Legal Resources

UTA Student Legal Services

A licensed attorney is employed by the University and available to advise and consult with all currently enrolled students. The attorney may advise the student regarding personal legal problems and concerns. Areas frequently discussed with the attorney include landlord-tenant disputes, family law matters, contractual controversies, consumer protection questions, traffic accidents and minor criminal matters. Concerns regarding other legal matters may require additional research or referral, at the discretion of the attorney. Academic matters and other problems or concerns involving UT Arlington are addressed in various policies and procedures. Therefore, the attorney may not represent the student in any legal or administrative proceedings or offer advice pertaining to any legal topic involving the University or another enrolled student.
817-272-3771

 

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans is a State Bar of Texas program to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.