The mission of the Monroe Community College Academy for Veterans’ Success is to provide veterans the support they need to make the transition from military to civilian life and to help navigate their collegiate journey.
MCC is dedicated to providing guidance to our military students and to empower them to make the best educational choices.
In recognition and appreciation of the sacrifice and service our military students have provided to our country, MCC is committed to helping build a solid foundation for their future.
Services & Programs
The Academy for Veterans’ Success is a federally-appropriated grant established to enhance student success by providing outreach programs and services, and community networking opportunities. AVS’ diverse services and programs are open to veteran students and their families, as well as MCC veteran employees. Services include:
Veteran-specific academic advising
Veteran-specific personal counseling
Veteran-specific College Orientation Seminar(COS)133 (3 Credit Course)
Regional veteran conference
ACE and SMART transfer sequencing
Military transcript auditing
Military-friendly webinar training for students, staff, administration, faculty, and community members
Professional veteran half-day workshops
Veteran Advisory Board
Veteran orientation sessions
Courageous Children Summer Camp for children of veterans
Emergency deployment readiness assistance
Military mentor program
Student club for military veterans through the Office of Student Life & Leadership Development
STARS (Support for Transitioning and Returning Service members) Program
The Greater Rochester area offers a wealth of resources to our veteran and military communities: