|Veterans & Military Families Outreach Services
HAFA ADAI & WELCOME TO GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (GCC)
| ||GCC has been accepted into the Servicemembers' Opportunity Colleges Consortium for the 2013-2015 membership cycle based on its commitment to fair, equitable and effective policies and procedures that recognize and deal with the special conditions faced by military students who want to get a college education. The SOC Consortium includes more than 1,700 colleges and universities that offer policies and practices to assist Veteran students. Click on the following link to read more about this consortium: SOC CONSORTIUM |
Since the Vietnam War, Guam boasts the highest participation rate of U.S. (active duty, National Guard & Reserves) military service and the most veterans, per capita, compared to the 50 states and other U.S. territories/commonwealths. Guam Community College (GCC) is honored to welcome our veterans and military families to our campus where they can learn how to successfully navigate the academic and administrative pathways of a college education.
We understand you and your family have unique needs and responsibilities, and we hope to support your academic efforts by providing one-stop, integrated resources and services to guide you towards success. This website provides some useful links to services and forms to help get you started:
Please call the GCC Financial Aid Office, Building 2000, at 735-5543/4 for benefits assistance if you are a veteran or military family member. As you begin to integrate with our GCC family, be sure to also get involved with our Veteran Students Organization where you will meet mentors and other students, most of whom are veterans themselves.
JOIN THE VETERAN STUDENTS ORGANIZATION!
GCC is establishing a Student Veterans Organization (SVO) which will be a social and informational organization for veteran students, alumni, and friends. It will provide a non-political environment in which fellow veterans can meet, share information, plan activities, and build the camaraderie service members are accustomed to in the service. If you are a veteran or know other veterans who attend GCC (either full or part-time) and may be interested in joining or helping this organization, have them send via e-mail their names, phone numbers, branch of service, conflicts served and e-mail addresses to email@example.com
. The POC is Col. Dennis J. Santo Tomas (Ret.) at 735.5554 (office) and 788.1537 (cell).
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program
is authorized by Congress under Title 38, USC, Chapter 31 and Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
Free Educational and Vocational Counseling (Chapter 36) services are provided to transitioning Service members who are:
1) Within six months prior to discharge from active duty; 2) Within one year following discharge from active duty; 3) Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607; or 4) Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.