Military Resource Center

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What We Do

Responsible for assisting and supporting veterans and veteran dependents with applying to Rhode Island College, enrollment, VA benefits, advising and referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources.

Contact Information
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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The Military Resource Center (MRC) at Rhode Island College provides comprehensive support for Veterans and veteran-dependent students. We recognize that military-affiliated students have unique needs, unlike traditional and many non-traditional college students. We assist Veterans, service members, and their families to aid in achieving their personal, professional, and academic goals.
Military-affiliated students include Veterans, current military service members (active/guard/reserve), military spouses, dependents, and ROTC cadets.

We support, assist and empower Veterans and military-affiliated students to BE BOLD about their educational pursuits. We are available to help you connect with the resources and networks of support available to you at RIC and within the local community.

Consider the Center your one-stop shop for learning the ins and outs of your GI Bill Benefits, navigating higher education systems, and finding community as you earn your degree.

Would you like to be contacted by the Rhode Island College Military Resource Center?

Please fill out the contact form below:
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VA Benefits Certification Worksheet

The RIC VA Benefits Certification Worksheet needs to be submitted every semester. RIC's VA Certifying Official will review and process your VA Benefits Certification Worksheet each semester.

 

Earl H. Bright III
Assistant Administrative Officer / Veteran Certifying Official
T: (401) 456-8213 | E: ebright@ric.edu

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VetSuccess on Campus Micaela Black, MEd, CRC, LMHC

VetSuccess on Campus is offered at RIC through the Veterans Benefits Administration and places an experienced counselor on Campus who serves as a "one-stop liaison" for student veterans, helping them understand their VA education benefits and access resources on campus and at the VA. 

Micaela Black is the VetSuccess on Campus Coordinator for Rhode Island College and has an office on campus and is available on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students can contact her at micaela.black@va.gov or (401)612-3470.

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Disability Services Center

The transition period a veteran experiences between exiting the military and beginning life as a student is filled with unique challenges. Reintegration into civilian life can be especially challenging if a veteran is trying to navigate the adjustment with the obstacle of a disability. Fortunately, veterans don’t need to travel the path alone. The RIC Disability Services Center(DSC) offers programs designed to assist student veterans in obtaining the services they need to succeed academically. To help you understand the process of applying for disability accommodations, reach out to the Disability Services Center at dsc@ric.edu (401)456-2776 as well as Micaela Black, VetSuccess on Campus Coordinator micaela.black@va.gov (401)612-3470.

Micaela Black can walk you through the documentation process and assist the DSC team in obtaining classroom and testing accommodations 

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Student Veterans of America at Rhode Island College

Our mission is to act as a catalyst for student veteran success by providing resources, network support, and advocacy to, through, and beyond higher education. 

Our chapter is always looking for motivated members, committee chairs, and Executive Board Leaders.  All RIC students are welcome to join. This includes dependents and civilians with no military connection who value veteran causes. The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) values the diversity of thought and experience each member brings to the conversation. To be an official member of the SVO at RIC, contact the Military Resource Center at mrc@ric.edu, (401)456-8716. 

 

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Green Zone Training

Green Zone Trainings prepare faculty, staff, and students to understand the experience of veterans, service members, and their families at RIC. Participants will be able to communicate the strengths, challenges, and unique needs of our military-affiliated student population. They will also be equipped to refer those students to appropriate services when needed. Individuals who complete the Green Zone Training are visibly identified by a “Green Zone” sticker. Similar to the “Safe Zone” program of the LGBTQ Center. The Green Zone sticker identifies allies to the military community and helps foster a supportive environment at RIC.

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Frequently Asked Questions & Veteran Resources

Our Mission in the Military Resource Center is to help our military-affiliated students navigate some of the challenges as they transition to higher learning and set out to accomplish their educational goals.

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Providence College Patriot Battalion Army ROTC

The Patriot Battalion consists of approximately 100 cadets from seven participating universities. We are based at Providence College and welcome cadets from Bryant University, Brown University, Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island College, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and the Community College of Rhode Island.

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Disabled Veterans Tuition Waiver

Disabled veterans are eligible to receive free tuition at Rhode Island College. Eligibility includes being a veteran with 10-100% service-connected disability and a permanent resident of RI. The Disabled Veterans Tuition Waiver applies to tuition only. All fees associated with the tuition will continue to be charged to the waiver applicant.

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Make a Gift Today!

Making a gift to support the Rhode Island College Military Resource Center will provide funding to enhance campus programming and assist in the success of all military-affiliated students.

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