July 2018 OVMSA Newsletter
IMPORTANT REMINDER
Fall 2018 GI Bill Delay!
Due to recent changes in legislation with the Forever GI Bill, there will be delays in your Fall payment. You will receive an email with specific information about these changes.

Questions? 719-255-3253 or military@uccs.edu
HONOR SOCIETY
SALUTE Information
SALUTE Honor Society recently began a chapter at UCCS! We will host two induction ceremonies throughout the year, one in the fall and one in the spring.

If you are interested in joining our chapter, please visit the SALUTE website.

Questions? Contact vets@uccs.edu
BOOTS TO SUITS
Boots to Suits Application
Are you a Junior, Senior or Graduate student beginning to think about the transition from military careers to civilian careers? Then this is the program for you! Boots to Suits matches students with a mentor in their career field to gain insights into the job search, networking, and more.

Program begins in the fall and ends in the springs. Upon completion of the program, participants receive up to $500 credit towards business attire, from JOS A Bank or Macys.

Interested students can click the button below to learn more and apply now. Applications are open until August.

Questions? 719-255-3666 or vets@uccs.edu
JOE'S CRUSADE
Save a tree, grab a mug!
Have you stopped by the Student Veteran Center lately? We have a new sustainability initiative in place! Each time you use a mug in the center, or bring your own travel mug for your coffee, you can enter a digital punch in our punch card system! Every 15 punches you are entered in a coffee raffle giveaway!
ON and OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
Troops to Teachers Info Lunch
JULY 31 11AM-1PM
Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center

Learn about the requirements to become a teacher including various licensure pathways, the services Troops to Teachers offers, and discover career opportunities with HR representatives from local school districts!
Rocky Mountain State Games
July 20-22 & 27-29

Rocky Mountain State Games is offering up to 50% off most registration fees for military personnel and dependents! These games are open to athletes of all ages and skill levels
VET Fest
August 4 9am-5pm
Sky Sox Stadium

Wounded Warrior Project has a day of fun and fellowship for veterans. This community integration event is open to the public and will have up to 50 different organizations participating.
ALL ABOUT CAREER
Employment/Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

Veterans Fire Corps has positions this fall! Click HERE !

ISYS Technologies is hiring! Click HERE

PSG Jobs is hiring! Click HERE !

Mt Carmel Veteran Services has an IT, Cyber Security Career Fair Jul 17! Click HERE !

Denver Career Fair August 16! Click HERE !

National Career Fair June 15! Click HERE !
PROGRAMS and RESOURCES
Veteran Tutoring Program
Will Restart Fall 2018
POC- vets@uccs.edu
Books for Battle Buddies
Our Books for Battle Buddies will take your used books and lend them to other students in need.

To donate or request, email us at bfbb@uccs.edu
Community Resources
Minority Veterans of America is a non-profit dedicated to changing the narrative of the American Veteran
Wounded Warrior Projec t has numerous events, programs, and benefits help for Post 9/11 veterans!
TREE Group is a new psycho-educational and experiential group designed for those who have experienced trauma
USO Colorado Springs has a number of programs benefiting local veterans
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanit y has a Veteran Home Repair program
Homes for All Veterans SSVF Program has info about maintain safe, stable housing!
Local Announcement
  • Fort Carson counselors came to UCCS for day to get a tour, learn about our programs, and more!
  • UCCS and the Student Veteran Office received an award for pioneering the program for student veterans to use their portal to submit the REV (Request for Enrollment Verification) Click HERE for full article.
  • Interested in participating in a research study about academic success for student veterans? Click HERE for more info!
UPCOMING
UCCS Upcoming Events
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