Veterans | Kent State University

Psychological Services recognizes the unique challenges veterans may face in transitioning to college and are committed to providing support. Common concerns of veteran students presenting for therapy may include depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and substance abuse.

Other concerns faced by veterans transitioning to college include:

  • Difficulty relating to or connecting to traditional college students.
  • Difficulties navigating the procedures in higher education, which can be much different than military procedures.
  • Not feeling a sense of safety.
  • Difficulty finding meaning in situations related to college life that may seem more inconsequential compared to situations related to a deployment or other military experiences.
  • Difficulty establishing study habits and skills after being away from academics.
  • Difficulty changing primary identity from service member to college student.

Psychological Services provides a supportive and affirming atmosphere for students to explore their individual concerns, and assists students in connecting with other organizations and resources for additional support.


Additional On-Campus Resources:

Center for Adult and Veteran Services

Phone: (330) 672-7933
Website: www.kent.edu/cavs

Student Accessibility Services

Phone: (330) 672-3391
Website: www.kent.edu/sas

Community resources:

Military One Source

Phone: (800) 342-9647
Website: militaryonesource.com 

National Center for PTSD

Website: www.ptsd.va.gov

Ohio Cares

Website: ong.ohio.gov/ohiocares

Student Veterans of America

Website: www.studentveterans.org

VA Healthcare System of Ohio

Website: www.visn10.va.gov 

Wounded Warrior Project

Website: www.woundedwarriorproject.org