Student Services for Veterans
Cal Poly Pomona offers several resources to support our diverse population of students. Here are a few that our student-veterans frequently seek out.
Veterans Resource Center
The Veterans Resource Center was established in 2012 to support the personal and academic success of our student veterans. The Center serves as a central resource for information, support, guidance, and community. Among some of the services that are offered to our student veterans and dependents are:
- Introduction to veteran-specific services
- Computers and free printing
- Referrals to campus and off-campus programs and services
- Peer support, counseling and guidance
- Assistance with navigating policies and processes
- Connection with other veterans
- Advocacy and support with campus faculty, staff, and administrators
- Scholarship opportunities
- Career workshops and events
- Veteran recognition events
Whether you are looking for assistance in staying on track to graduation or just want to stop by, we encourage you to visit the Veterans Resource Center on the 2nd floor of the CLA Bldg.98T or call 909.869.6994.
Exploring a Major/Choosing a Career
Now that you have completed your military service, will you use what you have learned toward a vocation or will you chart a completely different career path? Cal Poly Pomona’s Career Center can help you choose a major and career path that best fits your interests and abilities. Visiting with an advisor or department chair for the academic majors in which you are interested is also strongly recommended.
Undergraduate transfers and graduates must declare a major prior to their first term of enrollment. If you are a first-time freshman, you may choose to participate in the Undeclared Student Program to receive assistance during your first year to choose a major that is right for you.
The Advising website is another resource for all students who wish to explore the many major/minor combinations and graduate programs available at Cal Poly Pomona.
Living on Campus
Cal Poly Pomona and the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation offer a wide range of housing options through University Housing Services and the University Village; each offer rooms that are comfortable and well appointed.
University Housing Services offers a wide range of meal plans and dining choices, while suites at the University Village include kitchens (UHS dining optional). Both University Housing Services and the University Village provide social programs, and the opportunity to interact with students holding common academic interests.
Places to Study
Technical and Computer Support
The I&IT Help Desk, located in Bldg. 1, will assist you if you have questions about your on-campus network connection, e-mail service, or end user computing needs. For assistance, we recommend you check out our IT e-Help online.
Child Care – Children’s Center
The Children's Center at Cal Poly Pomona assists Cal Poly Pomona student-parents with high quality, convenient and affordable preschool services and enrichment programs for school-age children, in a safe clean and educational environment.
Health and Wellness
If you are recovering from training or war-related injuries, services are available to you through the Veterans Health Administration. Treatment for minor injuries and illness can be obtained at Student Health Services.
Cal Poly Pomona’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) advocates for equal access and opportunity for individuals with disabilities in all aspects of university life by enhancing personal, academic, and career development. The Disability Resource Center staff:
- Verify disabilities to prescribe specific accommodations for students
- Provide individualized academic accommodations that enable students to compete academically on an equal basis with their peers
- Provide academic accommodations and support services to students who have mobility, visual, or hearing impairments, chronic health conditions, and/or attention, cognitive, learning or psychological disorders
- Serve students with temporary disabilities (e.g., broken arm, sprained ankle)
To access services, you will need to register with the Disability Resource Center. More information is available on the Disability Resource Center website or by calling 909.869.3333. The Disability Resource Center in Building 9, Room 103.
Psychological or Emotional Trauma
The psychological effects of training and combat can (and often do) leave returning veterans with many unanswered questions. Here are a few of the many services and organizations available to you.
Our Student Health & Counseling Services is the on-campus resource for students seeking help with stress, depression, addiction, test anxiety, relationship problems and other life issues. Counseling is available for individuals, couples and groups and referrals are available for long-term mental health care. The Center accepts appointments and walk-ins and is located in Building 66, room 116.
After Hours Crisis Support is available by calling 909.869.3229 and then pressing option “2”. This hotline is available 24/7 for all members of the Cal Poly Pomona community.
Vet Centers, offered through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.
The National Center for PTSD supports U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and Post Trauma Stress Disorder.
Additional Student Support Services
More information about the other Student Services offered by Cal Poly Pomona is available on the Student Services website.
Additional Community Resources
Cal Poly Pomona has developed partnerships with several veteran services off campus for health, counseling, internships, employment temporary housing. See Community Resources for a listing of some of these resources stop by the Veterans Resource Center and speak to a Veterans Resource Advisor.