office for institutional diversity
The Office for Institutional Diversity would like to extend a warm welcome and an immense thank you to veterans who have joined or are seeking to join the Boston College family through employment or as a student. We have compiled the following list of resources to assist you in the areas of employment and/or accessibility. Please contact our office if you have any questions or are having trouble viewing/accessing the information on our page. The U.S. Veterans Education Benefits page can be used to answer questions surrounding student enrollment and student finanacial aid.
Resources for Veterans
The Boston College Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN) - was established in 2011 to honor the University’s servicemen and women and to strengthen the bonds among alumni, veterans, and the greater BC community.
The BC Law School Veterans Association - is comprised of students and faculty that are currently on active or reserve duty with the U.S. Armed Forces, were previously on active or reserve duty, interested in serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or are just interested in military-legal related topics and issues.
The Boston College Veterans Memorial - This website contains a database of Boston College alumni veterans who died in the line of military duty and are honored on the Boston College Veterans Memorial.
VDHSCBS - The Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) Program serves Veterans of any age who are determined by the Veterans Administration to be at risk of institutional placement.
Veterans Affinity Group - Advocates for veterans needs and resources, as well as raise awareness of veterans issues, both as students and faculty/staff. Contact:Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice of Nondiscrimination - Boston College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Job Opportunities - Information about applying for job opportunities at Boston College, as well as open listings for internal and external candidates.
Invitation to Self Identify for Veteran Status - Upon hire, all faculty and staff are invited to self-identify as a Covered Veteran as part of the BC affirmative action plan. Please use this form to provide such identification.
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs - The purpose of the OFCCP is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government. Know your rights!
Job Translator - A tool that helps translate military positions into equivalent civilian jobs.
Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers - This guide describes how the ADA applies to recruiting, hiring, and accommodating veterans with disabilities, and briefly explains how protections for veterans with disabilities differ under USERRA and the ADA. The guide also provides information on laws and regulations that employers may find helpful if they want to make recruiting and hiring veterans with disabilities a priority.
The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) The Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Servicemembers, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Hero 2 Hired - Assists unemployed Reserve Component service members with job placement. Support is provided through the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
Boston Vet Center - The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.
Department of Veterans' Services - Information on state and federal benefits, including where and how to apply.
Veterans' Employment and Training Service - VETS Proudly serves veterans and service members! They provide resources and expertise to assist and prepare them to obtain meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities, and protect their employment rights.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – A great resource for connecting veterans to resources and support on a variety of topics including but not limited to: PTSD, brain injury, spinal cord injuries, transgendered vets, women vets, empowerment, counseling, finances, employment, and much more.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - A nonprofit organization whose website provides information on services and benefits available to disabled veterans.
Wounded Warrior Project: Connect - A social network for injured veterans to connect with other veterans, their families, and friends for support and information.
National Center for PTSD - Answers questions about post-traumatic stress disorder and offers treatment and self-help advice.
Veterans' Upward Bound - Provides a unique opportunity for men and women veterans of all ages to gain access to information about college and career awareness, acquire the academic skills required for entry into higher education and/or to acquire the equivalent of a high school diploma.
Home Base - Provides care for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have combat or deployment–related stress or traumatic brain injury (TBI). They also provide counseling and support for your family and the people who are closest to you.
Boston College Student Veteran Association - The Student Veteran Association brings veterans together to create a more supportive environment and on the BC campus. They hope to also create a place where veterans can come together, share info on resources, and offer support as they reintegrate into civilian and student life. Please contact Lisa Smith for more information. Additionally, Boston College Professor Jon Kerbs acts as a sponsor for the association. Read his interview to learn more.
U.S. Veterans Education Benefits - Boston College acts as a liaison with the Veterans Administration for students who may qualify to receive veterans' education benefits.
GI Bill - Department of Veterans Affairs' website containing information about the GI Bill and all educational benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Student Veterans of America - Provides information on legal rights of veterans returning to school, advocates for members to make sure they receive full benefits and transition successfully, and also has scholarships available.
Office for Civil Rights: “So You Want to Go Back to School” - This government site has information on the legal rights of disabled veterans who want to return to school.
Woods College of Advancing Studies - James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies homepage. Undergraduate and graduate programs. Evening study.
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