8 Keys to Veterans' Success

America's colleges and universities play a critical role in ensuring that veterans have access to high-quality educational experiences and postsecondary opportunities. The 8 Keys to Veterans' Success highlight specific ways that colleges and universities can support veterans as they pursue their education and employment goals. 

By affirming support for the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success, UNC Asheville is expressing its commitment to implement the promising practices outlined in the 8 Keys as follows:

  1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans. 
  2. Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
  3. Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
  4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them (even if limited in size). 
  5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans. 
  6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion. 
  7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans. 
  8. Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans. 

UNC Asheville's signed commitment to supporting the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success