Delta College is dedicated to assisting student veterans with their academic goals, so they are ready to enter the civilian workforce. The Veterans Services Office, mostly made of staff who are veterans themselves, helps secure financial aid and provides support in a number of areas.
At Delta, we take great pride in supporting our student veterans. And others agree. Delta has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media and the college has maintained gold status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
Resources and involvement
- Accessibility Resources
Student veterans can contact Delta's Office of Disability Resources to start a conversation about assistance needed.
- Career development resources
Student veterans can contact Delta's Career Development Office to start a conversation about planning for their future after graduation.
- Delta College Military Association
Meet fellow veterans, find support and get involved by joining this student organization. DMCA is committed to engaging military student, dependents, and their advocates by supporting the successful transition to the classroom and the community.
- Student Veterans Lounge
You'll find student veterans hanging out in the Student Veteran Lounge, located on the main campus in A008.
- Accessibility Resources
- Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is available to answer questions you have regarding veteran benefits and assistance.
- Michigan Veteran Resource Service CenterThe Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center can assist with navigating benefits, identifying community-based resources, and obtain documents like your DD-214. The team can also perform check-ins to confirm that veterans are receiving their benefits (MIVet form).1-800-MICH-VET (1-800-642-4838)
- WhyMI mobile app
The WhyMI app assists transitioning service members and veterans to navigate employment and apprenticship opportunities, Veteran-Friendly Schools, and other benefits like healthcare in the State of Michigan.
- Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
None of the resources listed are directly associated or sponsored by Delta College. The listed information seeks to support academic success and improve accessibility to military benefits.
Homeless Shelter Near Me
If you are experiencing housing insecurity, Homeless Shelter Near Me has created an interactive search engine that will help you find the nearest shelters.
Intelligent.com offers resources and tools that support academic success habits and practices. Topics vary from stress management to methods to time management to test-taking strategies. Resources are free for public use.
The Resume Builder team has specialized materials to help active duty military and veterans transition back into civilian careers. This includes a detailed guide that will walk through every step of creating an effective military to civilian cover letter and résumé. The guides help applicants choose the correct format to avoid red flags that may cost getting that dream job. The team creates awareness about tools and resources that can help readers take control of their careers.
The resume.io team has developed guide to help veterans and military members create a resume. The guide is especially helpful to anyone who may be transitioning from a military role to a civilian job.
Tech Policy and Education (TPE) Council
The mission of the TPE Council is to “… support and promote organizations that help advocate and educate the population on issues relating to digital policy, literacy, inclusion, and safety.” The TPE Council provides access to guides on how military personnel and veterans can save money on internet subscriptions, mobile plans, and other technology by taking advantage of a variety of military discounts. This resource details which internet service providers, cell phone carriers, and other organizations can assist US military personnel in obtaining low-cost technologies and services.
Money Geek LLC
Money Geek LLC provides access to various articles, materials, and other resources to improve the affordability and accessibility of personal finances. The team has resources to assist students and the community with using their military benefits. This includes retirement, housing support and assistance and veteran transportation.
The Online Therapy platform details those services that best support veteran mental health and wellness. These resources are among the most effective, affordable and convenient online therapy services for veterans.
Medicare Plans is an information platform that clarifies how Medicare works with VA benefits and Tricare, and the enrollment process. The following Medicare Plan guide and guide for those with disabilities help identify available benefits, coverage, eligibility, costs and navigate the enrollment process.
Camp Lejeune Claims Center
Due to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, the Camp Lejeune Claims Center is providing information about the impact of the water contamination on those stationed in Camp Lejeune from 1953 and 1987. Additionally, the team provides financial aid and VA benefits eligibility information.
The Mesothelioma Center is an advocacy group that provides information on asbestos-related disease and support for those suffering from them. Specialized resources are available for veterans that include free VA Claims assistance to veterans exposed to asbestos, a monthly online support group where topics pertaining to cancer patients are discussed, an on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions, and Patient Advocates who work 1-on-1 with individuals to help find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.
The Veterans and Asbestos support guide provides information about abestos-related disease and those benefits that veterans may be eligible for. Mesothelioma.net provides veterans with treatment information, access to 24/7 online support, financial aid, in addition to connecting veterans to other resources.
Disability Compensation, Pension and Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Support
The Disability Compensation, Pension and Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Support is a guide to free resources available to veterans to help aid in fighting these illnesses (e.g., mesothelioma) and to identify how to determine eligibility for compensation through the VA. The resources are veteran specific and support both the patients and their families. Interested students may contact VA-accredited claims agent, Carl Jewett, LCDR, US Navy, Retired at 844-VET-MESO (844-838-6376).
LegalFinder helps to create free informational resources for veterans. Their services include free legal case consultation as well as referrals to community agencies. Their guide discusses points including why disabled veterans experience a lack of resources, discrimination against disabled veterans, important rights for disabled veterans, and national resources that help to bridge the gap.
The digital team has created a resource guide for those veterans who are planning to start a small business. This includes information for grants, loans, and training resources.
Veterans' Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified crisis responders who are there to help. Many of these responders are veterans themselves.
If You Are In Crisis call 800-273-8255 and press 1or text 838255.