Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Special Veterans Activities
Berkeley understands the importance of honoring our veterans. Each year, Berkeley organizes a group to participate in the New York City Veterans Day Parade, one of the largest events of its kind in the nation. Veterans and active military students join with faculty and staff to show our appreciation and support.

Urban Hikes to Support Awareness
Regularly scheduled hikes throughout the area are a fun activity for military and veteran students as well as a great way to raise awareness for veterans’ issues. Past hikes have included the Brooklyn Bridge and other scenic destinations throughout New York City and the surrounding area.

Veterans Reflection Project
This photographic project creates introspective portraits of veteran students reflecting on their military and civilian images. The striking images offer a chance to see some of the struggles these heroes face in the transition to post-military life.

Gold Star Reflection Project
To demonstrate the emotions facing military families, this image-based project uses artistic methods to create family portraits that include a loved one who lost his or her life. Serving as an opportunity to honor and remember, the project often helps families find peace. Families from throughout the United States have participated.

PTSD Awareness
During the month of June we have programing to raise PTSD awareness, and events for our Student Veterans. It is highlighted by a campus wide show of support on June 27th by faculty, staff, and students to raise awareness and show support by wearing Teal.

Annual Salute to Veterans Graduation Dinner
A gala event held each year to honor our veteran and military graduates, this formal reception recognizes our veterans’ commitment to their studies at Berkeley College and the completion of their programs—a fitting beginning to their post-military careers.

Veterans National Honors Society
High-achieving military and veteran students are recognized for their outstanding academic performance at Berkeley College through this national program.

Military/Veterans Clubs
Clubs for all students are with military and veteran students in leadership roles are active at several Berkeley campuses, including New York City, Woodland Park, and Newark. Organized extracurricular activities complement the academic experience and help military and veteran students expand their professional and social networks.  All veteran students have the opportunity to participate in the Berkeley Spartans Student Veterans of America chapter, and use the online Veterans Resource Center if there isn’t a club on their campus.

On-site Veterans Resource Centers
Many of our veterans and active military students agree—sometimes it just helps to have a safe space with others who understand you. Berkeley’s Veterans Resource Centers offer a comfortable, supportive environment where students can:

  • Get information about VA benefits
  • Meet with associates from the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Socialize with other veterans
  • Study in a quiet setting
  • Learn about a wide range of veterans benefits and issues
  • And much more

Onsite Veterans Resource Centers are available at six Berkeley campuses:

  • New York City
  • Brooklyn
  • Newark
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodland Park
  • White Plains

Online Veterans Resource Center
In addition to our onsite centers, Berkeley offers an Online Veterans Resource Center in conjunction with the College’s Online Library Services. For online students, including many who are stationed around the world, it’s a great way to connect with other veteran students and be an active part of the Berkeley community. Many of the same support services are available to help students with a wide range of veterans’ benefits and issues.

Media & Social Networking
Facebook, Welcome to the Facebook of Berkeley College student-veterans and The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. To better serve and assist the student-veteran population at all Berkeley College Campuses