Assumption College, a Veterans Administration-designated “Yellow Ribbon School” strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service, principles congruent with the brave women and men who have selflessly served our country with honor and bravery as a member of the United States Armed Forces.
Additional Information for Veteran-Students
VETERANS AT ASSUMPTION
Annual Veterans' Day Observance
Each year, the Assumption College community pauses to recognize and thank Veterans for their selfless sacrifices in service of our country. The event features an alumni guest speaker who served in the Armed Forces and each Veteran in attendance is honored with an Assumption College challenge coin. Recent Veterans' Day events have included the blessing and dedication of a Veterans' Lounge and the announcement of new programs that train students how to care for Veterans through the College's Special Ops: Service Members, Veterans, and Families (SMVF) program.
Assumption Named a 2019-20 Military Friendly® School
Assumption College is one of the nation’s best institutions for Veterans and has been recognized as a 2019-20 Military Friendly® School. This designation sets the standard for higher education institutions to best serve veterans and their spouses.
Understanding the challenges many Veterans face in pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree, Assumption offers customized academic counseling and support, a peer-to-peer Veteran mentoring program, programs to assist Veterans with post-graduate employment outcomes, and much more. The Veterans Success Committee ensures Veteran students have a voice on campus and a new Veterans Lounge provides a space on campus exclusively for Veterans to gather and support each other.
After reviewing available spaces on campus, the Veterans Success Committee chose adjoining rooms 125 and 126 in the Assumption IT Building to renovate and transform into the College’s Veterans’ Lounge. Centrally located, the Veterans’ Lounge has one room designated as a study area with windows overlooking the piazza in front of the Tsotsis Family Academic Center. The other room is a lounge with comfortable furniture and a large-screen television.
Special Ops: SMVF Program
This 6-8 course, 18-24 credit online Special Ops: Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families (SMVF) program provides training for individuals in the human services field, arming them with knowledge of relevant issues facing Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. With over 1.9 million U.S. Service members deployed since 2001 and an increased role for service providers in the civilian sector, there is a growing need for human services professionals who are well versed in SMVF issues and rehabilitation techniques. Providers should have competence in military culture and the physical and psychological effects of war with an emphasis on prevention, assessment, and intervention. This program employs a culturally responsive and strengths-based framework to build relationships and effectively engage and empower SMVF to find effective solutions to the specific issues they face.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic College Setting
Assumption College strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the College pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.Our Mission