Ashford Military Resources
Get Involved: Ashford University Online Military Communities
CHAMPS Peer Mentoring
The mission of the CHAMPS Peer Mentoring Program is to promote success by providing support and guidance and being positive role models for new students. The CHAMPS Program matches high achieving, upper-division students (Mentors) with new students (Mentees) to Ashford University. Although the program is designed for Ashford University’s new students, CHAMPS welcomes any student in need of support as a CHAMPS Mentee.
Student Veterans Organization
Student Veterans Organization (SVO) LinkedIn group serves as a source of knowledge, support, representation, and camaraderie to any and all students of prior and current military service seeking education at Ashford University. The staff advisor is Stephanie Kinman, a full-time Military & Veteran Student Development & Engagement Specialist.
Ashford University Military & Veteran Community Newsletter
The Military Community Newsletter at Ashford University was designed as a way for you to learn and share community events, resources, and key topics relevant to service members, veterans, and their families nationwide. Please contact Ashford's Military Development and Engagement Specialist if you have questions or additional resources you would like to share with your fellow military community. Subscribe here.
Ashford University Military & Veteran Facebook Page
The Ashford University Military Facebook page is a supplement to the official Ashford University Facebook page. It is intended to provide a dedicated space for our military students and is aimed at increasing their connection to the University and to one another.
SALUTE Honor Society
SALUTE is a National Veterans Honor Society, and stands for Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence. SALUTE is the first honor society created for student veterans and military at two-year and four-year higher education institutions nationwide.
Academic Accomodations and Disability Support: Office of Student Access and Wellness
The Office of Student Access and Wellness provides services for all Ashford students, including guidance, support, and advocacy for those seeking assistance through academic accommodations based on documented disabilities. In addition to providing disability support and advocacy to students, the Office of Student Access and Wellness provides military-focused support to disabled active-duty, veteran, and transitioning service members and their families. With an understanding of the unique needs that military students face, the Office of Student Access and Wellness provides disability support for diagnoses, including Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Anxiety, chronic illness and a variety of other medical conditions. The online environment poses distinct challenges for students managing disability-related impacts. Counselors work with students on an individual basis to ensure adequate resources and support are provided both in the classroom as well as the community.
Explore Careers, Prepare for a Job: Career Services
If you're active military or transitioning out of duty and looking to begin your career in the civilian workforce, you can visit Ashford's Career Services for more information about services available to you and about upcoming events designed to help you reach your career goals. Questions? Please email [email protected].
Ashford University’s Career Services team is available to support active degree-seeking students and alumni through a seven step career planning process. The My Career: Career and Professional Development Center, accessible through the Student Portal, offers many self-directed resources providing support with resume building, interviewing, job searching, career planning, networking events, and more. My Career even provides resources specific to military students! In addition to making use of My Career, Career Services Specialists are available to provide one-on-one support via email or phone. Our goal is to give our students and alumni the tools and resources to manage their career for a lifetime.