Student Veterans Identity

For some student veterans, attending the University of Michigan as members of an underrepresented community can be stressful.  At times, student veterans may experience a loss of identity, loss of community, and feelings of isolation.

Others student vets have reported feeling misunderstood by professors, graduate student instructors, and other students.  As a result, student veterans might find it difficult to understand, interact, and connect with U-M peers— who may be younger and have different experiences, beliefs and/or values.  

The University of Michigan has a great deal of information and support resources available to help student veterans with these concerns. 

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) has a diverse staff of professional counselors available throughout the year providing confidential, solution-focused individual, couples and group therapy.  Office hours (fall and winter semesters) are Monday-Thursday from 8am-7pm and Friday from 8am-5pm.  During the Spring/Summer terms, CAPS is open Monday-Friday from 8-5pm. Call 734-764-8312 or visit our website for more information.

The UM Student Veteran Assistance Program “helps students make the transition from active military duty to UM, and from UM to active military duty.”  With a multitude of resources for new and current students, spouse/partner and family members, and UM faculty and staff, the site is a great starting point for all things U-M.