Student Veteran Resources

These resources were compiled Fall 2020.

Veterans Education Benefits Office

The Veterans Education Benefits Office certifies enrollment for all chapters of the GI Bill®, State Tuition Assistance, Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps Tuition Assistance, and Veterans Readiness & Employment (formerly known as Voc Rehab) benefits. We are available in person at our office in Centennial Hall as part of the Registrar’s Office. We can be reached by email at, and our phone lines are open during normal business hours at 970-491-6340

Contact Person: Katherine Sykes

CSU Career Center Resources for Student Veterans

The CSU Career Center provides career advising and support. We house student employment, Handshake (our job board), Career Fairs, and more. We meet one on one with students through drop-in or scheduled appointments. We cover topics such as resumes, cover letters, graduate school application materials, interviewing, negotiation, etc.

Chat: Click the “Chat with Us” button on our website
Social media: Facebook & Instagram

Healing Warriors Program – Non-Narcotic Treatments for Veteran Students suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Sleep Disorders, Trauma, and Pain

Returning Veterans trying to reintegrate into civilian life face added pressures to find balance. Service-related issues can affect their ability to focus, study, sleep, deal with tension and pressure, and can escalate to deeper physical and mental disorders. We Can HELP! 6 Free treatments allow you to explore the modality that helps you the most, allowing you to choose what works for you, and to bring a new sense of balance and a more positive outlook to help you become a stronger member of the community, and bring you closer to those you love.

Contact Person: Janet Hatfield
Phone: 970-776-VETS (8387)

Team River Runner – Fort Collins

Team River Runner offers free training for veterans, their families, and friends to learn how to kayak and other paddlesport-related opportunities. Bi-weekly pool sessions are held at the Glenn Morris Fieldhouse Pool at Colorado State University. In the Spring and Summer seasons, TRR organizes paddling opportunities on the local Cache la Poudre river here in Fort Collins as well as other Regional and National river events. Join us!

Contact Person: Mark McWilliams
Phone: 970-889-2377
Social Media: Facebook

New Start for Student Veterans Program

The New Start for Student Veterans program serves Post-9/11 Student Veterans with service-related injury and/or academic or life challenge. We provide individualized support customized to meet your needs and may include:

  • Easing the transition from military to student life
  • Identifying challenges and developing compensatory strategies
  • Memory and concentration tips and strategies
  • Addressing physical, mental, and cognitive challenges – getting accommodations
  • Sleep improvement program
  • Stress management and connection to resources
  • Academic skill-building
  • Recreational activities and social community
  • Connection to campus and community resources

Contact Person: Erica Billingsley
Phone: (970) 491-5809

Diversify Whitewater

Diversify Whitewater is a nonprofit organization founded in June 2020. The mission of Diversify Whitewater is to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in paddlesports by removing the barriers that exist for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and allies for entering and excelling in kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand up paddleboarding. We have many administrative, web, social media, journalistic, and event day volunteer and participant opportunities for you.

Contact Person: Lily Durkee
Phone: (970) 491-5809
Social Media: Facebook & Instagram (@diversify_whitewater, @antoinetteleetoscano, @chasing.bluebird)

Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)

The Assistive Technology Resource Center works with CSU students and staff with disabilities to find assistive technology (AT) that matches their strengths and preferences in order to maximize their success, whether that means providing access and training on a new device or helping clients learn how to maximize the utility of devices they are already using. The ATRC works collaboratively with clients to identify areas of need (including reading, writing, studying, note-taking, organization, computer access, and more) and possible solutions. Students can loan out AT and receive ongoing support from ATRC throughout their time at CSU. The ATRC also advocates for electronic campus accessibility, including making course materials accessible to the widest possible range of users and access methods. For more information or to set up an initial appointment, you can send us an email at or check out our website at

Contact Person: Chelsea Hansen
Phone (business hours): (970) 491-6258

VA VITAL Program (Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership)

The VA VITAL Program offers access to VA mental health care on campus at the CSU student counseling center. We assist with connection to resources within the VA, on campus, or in the community. We can help with understanding VA healthcare benefits, getting enrolled, and generally navigating the VA system. Please contact us for anything getting in the way of you being successful in school. We have weekly drop-in hours starting 11/15/20: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm with Dr. Sosa and Fridays 1-2 pm with Dr. Balich. Join via


CSU Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid manages financial aid, customer service for student billing, tuition classification, and some aspects of student employment. Our Mission We lead with a commitment to equity, access and success. Our values are the embodiment of that commitment and our dedication to it. As a department, we are welcoming and supportive, finding ways to solve the puzzle of how you can pay for the costs of a college education. There is no one way. Individuals require individual attention. To that end, we’re here to show financial aid is more than just numbers on a page. Your journey is our journey, from the day you choose CSU as a potential school to the day you leave here with your diploma in hand. We are open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm in Centennial Hall.

Contact Person: Heidi Stuckert, Assistant Director for Student Success |