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Rick Southern

Rick Southern

Former Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

Major: Safety Science

“I think those of us who come out of the military have a different attitude about life.”

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Resources

Healthcare

Signing up for VA Healthcare satisfies the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Details at: http://www.va.gov/health/aca/

Your status as a student has no impact on your eligibility for Veterans Affairs medical care. Any OEF/OIF veteran is eligible for healthcare benefits for five years after returning from deployment. Visit the Veterans Affairs Web site for information on how to access your benefits.

Indiana University Health Center

The IU Health Center is available to all students and their family members.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling services and group workshops specifically for veterans coping with mental trauma stemming from their service.

Disability Services for Students
If you are disabled, Disability Services for Students can assist you in many ways, by providing transportation and adaptive equipment to make attending classes easier. Contact this office to sign up for special services.

Student Health Insurance
Through Aetna Health Care, the university offers comprehensive health plans to students.

School of Education, Center for Human Growth
The Center for Human Growth provides counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Bloomington VA Outpatient Clinic
The Bloomington VA Outpatient Clinic is a sister facility to the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Located on Bloomington’s west side, the clinic provides primary care, mental health, prescription, and other services to veterans in the Bloomington area.

Your status as a student has no impact on your eligibility for Veterans Affairs medical care. Any OEF/OIF veteran is eligible for healthcare benefits for five years after returning from deployment. Visit the Veterans Affairs Web site for information on how to access your benefits.

Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program
The VetSuccess program helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for and enter the workforce.

On-Campus Resources

Adult Student Resources
Adult Student Resources (http://asr.iub.edu/) connects returning adult students with the resources they need to be successful.

Veterans Support Services on Facebook

The Indiana University Veterans Support Services page allows you to connect with our office.

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Student Veterans of America Indiana University on Facebook

Common Access Card (CAC) Reader
The VSS office and the Army ROTC unit at Smith Research Center have CAC Readers, allowing you to use your credentials to access military networks on campus.

Student Legal Services
This on-campus Student Legal Services advises students on legal issues.

Bursar’s Office
The Office of the Bursar bills and collects tuition payments.

Indiana University Army ROTC
Visit the Screaming Bison Battalion online.

Indiana University Air Force ROTC
Visit Detachment 215, the Wild Aces, online.

Kelley Direct
Kelley Direct offers distance learning business degree programs.

Bloomington Community Resources

Larry Catt, Monroe County Veterans Service Officer
The Monroe County Veterans Service Officer, Larry Catt, has an office downtown and can provide information on Veterans Affairs benefits beyond education. 


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