Veteran Services

Due to COVID-19, we encourage you to access support via phone or video conferencing (WebEx) whenever possible. If you are unable to access virtual support, we offer limited in-person appointments (pre-registration required). Appointment times vary by day and advisor availability. To make an appointment, email veteranresources@madisoncollege.edu.

Veterans Resource Services empowers student veterans. We provide a space designed to connect vets to campus resources and community partnerships that promote academic, career, employment and personal success.

If you are new to Madison College, review the new student checklist to get started.

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Support Services

  • Veteran Resource Services Center

    Veteran Resource Service’s mission is provide academic success, transitional assistance, and ultimately graduation attainment. The VRS is here to assist veterans with their education benefits and other veteran resources to enable to academic success. The VRS is located in room D1620.

    The VRS is the centralized location for all our Military Connected Students, and military related services and resources.

    In addition, the VRS provides a lounge/study area, microwave, and refrigerator for veterans and military affiliated students to utilize.

    If working in the VRS, and supporting our Military Connected Students is of interest to you. Please contact our Veteran Resource Coordinator Allan Locia to discuss a part-time employment opportunity as a VA Work-study Student. Download the VA Work-Study Application Form here.

     

    Fall and Spring Semester Hours

    • Veteran Resource Services Office
      • Monday – Friday 7:30-4:00
    • Veteran Resources Services Center
      • Monday-Thursday 7:30-9:00
      • Friday 7:30- 6:00
    • Summer Semester Hours
    • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. as staffing permits

    Closed on holidays, during spring break and other days when classes are not in session

  • Advising

    Academic Advising’s mission is to help new and returning student Veterans realize their full academic potential by connecting them with programs and services, as well as providing them with the information they need to make informed decisions.  The experienced and caring staff serves as student advocates and are dedicated to helping improve the students experience at Madison College from the first day through graduation.

    Advisors can help with:

    • Clarifying educational goals,
    • Help develop an academic plan,
    • Selecting a program
    • The admissions process
    • Choosing classes
    • Develop strategies for academic and personal success
    • Creating an academic plan

    The VRS Academic Advisor is located at the Truax campus in the Student Success Center, Room C1450, and can be reached at (608) 246-6076.

  • Veteran Benefits Guidance & Application Process Assistance

    Madison College Veteran Resource Services empowers our military community by providing benefits information, and assistance with applying for education benefits. Military connected students may be entitled to receive federal and state benefits. Meet with our VRS Coordinator to find out what benefits you may be eligible for, and how to utilize/maximize your benefits.

    Connect with us, and Learn about the forms you need to establish your benefits with Madison College here.

  • Academic Success Coaching

    The VRS is glad to serve you with Academic Success Coaching: Academic coaches assist students in areas such as time management and improving studying habits.  Academic Advisors help more in creating class schedules and creating a pathway to graduation, whereas an Academic coach can help students stay on path through their college career.

    • Finding new studying habits, and help you find what works for you
    • Creating academic plans that will ensure your success.
    • Working with instructors to find common ground for academic success.

     

  • Counseling

    Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) is a veteran-centered, results-oriented collaboration between the Madison VA Health Care System and higher education. We understand the unique factors facing our veteran students and are here to help with:

    • On-campus enrollment for VA Health Care Services
    • Adjustment counseling
    • Treatment in addictions, PTSD and other mental health issues
    • Requesting academic accommodations through campus disability services
    • Medication management
    • Can connect you to the VA psychiatrist on campus

    The VA-VITAL clinical social worker is located at the Truax Campus in the Student Success Center. Please call (608) 246-6307 to schedule an appointment.

    You may also meet with MATC's Counseling Services department, which offers support and services to ease the transition of returning veterans to life at Madison College.

    When necessary, we also provide referrals to other Madison College and community resources. Counselors can help veterans identify, prioritize and implement strategies to address their specific concerns and challenges. To make an appointment, call (608) 246-6076 or stop by the Student Success Center at the Truax campus.

  • Peer Support

    VRS Peer Support Specialist are composed of other student Veterans, who are here to help you by providing the student perspective.

    We understand that transitioning from the Military onto Higher Education is tough, however, you are not alone. We are here to walk with you the rest of the way.

    Peer Support Specialist can be found in the VRS, Room D1620.

  • Student Club

    Madison College’s Student Veterans Club is a student group dedicated to advocating for veterans on campus. Its goal is to create a community of student veterans who can network, socialize, volunteer and assist each other as they achieve their educational and career goals. The club seeks to provide:

    • Fellowship for veterans at Madison College and within the local community
    • Social opportunities in a supportive environment
    • Opportunities to engage in volunteer work and service projects

    Allan Locia is the advisor to the veterans club. He is located in the Veteran Resource Services Center, Rm D1620 and can be reached at alocia@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 243-4155.

Additional Services