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.

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

Military/Veterans Clubs
The Veterans Club is for all students, but only military and veteran students are in leadership roles. There are active clubs at several Berkeley campuses, including New York City, and Woodland Park. Organized extracurricular activities complement the academic experience and help military and veteran students expand their professional and social networks. Military aligned students have access to the online Veterans Resource Center in addition to activities on their campus.

Student Veterans of America
Student Veterans of America is an international organization focused on empowering Veterans by providing an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. SVA aims to inspire yesterday’s warriors by connecting student veterans with a community of like-minded chapter leaders. SVA members work every day to provide the necessary resources, network support, and advocacy to ensure student-veterans can effectively connect, expand their skills, and ultimately achieve their greatest potential.

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
  • Interact with other veterans
  • Study in a quiet setting
  • Learn about a wide range of veterans benefits and issues
  • Connect with outside resources and learn about available programs

On-site Veterans Resource Centers are available at five Berkeley campuses:

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

Online Veterans Resource Center
In addition to our on-site 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
Welcome to the Facebook page of Berkeley College student-veterans and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Our purpose is to better serve student-veterans at all Berkeley College campuses.