Center for Community Partnerships Veterans Get A New Start
I was so scared to reach out for help and she [New Start Coordinator] helped me more than I can ever express.
New Start Services are Free
The New Start for Student Veterans program supports current and incoming CSU student Veterans who are experiencing an academic or life challenge, including individuals with service-connected injury or disability. Our mission is to help you set and achieve your life goals, improve your academic performance, promote your health and well-being, assist with navigating the transition from military to student life, and help you find your purpose. Ready to get started? Apply Now.
New Start is indebted to Dr. Dennis Repp, the program’s primary and founding benefactor. Dr. Repp is a distinguished CSU alumnus and military veteran who makes a difference in the lives of others. We applaud and thank you, Dr. Repp, for inspiring and supporting this active and vital program!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if New Start is right for me?
New Start may be the right fit for any CSU student veteran or anticipated transfer to CSU from Front Range Community College who wants to:
- Ease adjustment from military to student life
- Be more organized
- Improve academic effectiveness and performance
- Implement tools and strategies that compensate for memory or concentration challenges
- Increase physical access on campus and in the community
Still not sure? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help answer your questions.
What services do you provide?
Services are individualized and commonly focus on:
- Initial assessment to identify specific challenges, needs, strengths, interests, and goals
- One-on-one support of a New Start Coordinator to facilitate:
- Adjustment to academic/campus culture for maximizing success in a new environment
- Implementation of strategies and tools that compensate for memory, concentration, and physical challenges
- Acquisition of adaptive equipment and assistive technologies for enhanced mobility and academic access
- Stress management and resilience strategies and resources
- Use of critical academic skills such as setting, planning, and achieving goals; identification of challenges and needs; time management; effective decision-making
- Connection to campus and community resources
Is there a fee for services?
No, all New Start services are free. The New Start program is funded by charitable donations, allowing services to be offered at no cost.
New Start’s primary benefactor is Dr. Dennis Repp, a distinguished CSU alumnus and military veteran with a passion for supporting veterans in making a New Start after military service. We can’t thank him enough for inspiring this active and vital program here at CSU.
How do I get started?
You can complete your application today using our online application form. A New Start Coordinator will contact you to complete your enrollment.