Veterans Day is a day designated each year to show our love and appreciation for veterans around the country. At NYU, we recognize the sacrifice these students made when they decided to serve our country. So, to commemorate the 102nd Veterans Day, we share some of the resources for veterans at NYU. These resources were created with the unique experiences of our veteran students in mind to support them on their journey.
NYU Military Alliance and Military Community Center
The NYU Military Alliance and Military Alliance Community Center (MACC) is located on the 7th floor of our Kimmel Center for University Life. Open five days a week, it’s a robust resource for veteran students. And it features an open space where veteran students can pop in to connect with their peers on campus. Furthermore, there are a number of ways for veteran students can get involved and take on leadership positions through MACC. The center also host events and outings for the veteran community. Lastly, they created a guide with an extensive list of resources for veteran students, both current and prospective.
Center for Student Life
The Center for Student Life at NYU enhances the student experience outside of the classroom. And their resources for veterans go beyond student clubs and events. Each November, the center organizes the Veterans and Military Appreciation Week that includes a social, a family dinner, and professional development workshops. In addition, they plan the annual Veterans Ball and Veterans Day Parade to honor our veteran community.
Most importantly, the center oversees all the student clubs and organizations specifically created for veteran students. The NYU Military Alliance, WagVets, and the Stern Military Veterans Club are all clubs for veterans. They provide safe spaces and make it easy to share resources for veteran students.
Health and Wellness Support
There are several resources for veterans that support their overall well-being. For example, the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone Health provides free health care for veterans and military families. And NYU’s Wellness Exchange provides free, short-term counseling. Students can participate in individual or group counseling sessions. In addition, students can attend Wellness Workshops that help them build necessary coping and life skills. Most importantly, these services are free of charge.
Academic Resource Center (ARC)
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at NYU is yet another great resource for veteran students. The ARC provides academic support resources, study space, and peer tutoring. In addition, veteran students have access to computers, printers, and other technology to support their studies. Moreover, the ARC is where students go to meet with an academic adviser to explore majors and minors outside of their primary NYU school.
These resources for veterans are just the beginning of the support NYU offers to this special community. Our respect and appreciation for our veteran community knows no bounds. And as we approach Veterans Day, we are thankful for their service and so grateful to have them as part of our community.