Whereas, Approximately 89,000 veterans and their dependents attended a California community college during the 2015-16 academic year;
Whereas, Senate Bill 694 (Newman, as of September 21, 2017) would require that all California community colleges, “ensure that each of its campuses provides a dedicated on-campus Veteran Resource Center that offers services to help student veterans transition successfully from military life to educational success through the core components of academics, wellness, and camaraderie;” and
Whereas, Many colleges would benefit from information regarding how to establish veteran resource centers;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research effective practices and models of veteran resource centers that exist in California and at other community colleges nationwide; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and other interested stakeholders to create guidelines for the establishment of veteran resource centers at all 114 colleges in the California Community College system.