The GCC Channing & Marie Bete Veterans Center is the central hub for our veterans programming on campus. The Veterans Center is conveniently located in the Main Campus building in the North End Room 215. The space provides a safe haven for veterans and the family members and friends of veterans.
The atmosphere gives a “mini-USO feel,” and the center offers a wide array of services to our student veterans and their allies.
It is not uncommon for veterans to face challenges making the transition from military to civilian life. This is especially true when learning how to navigate the higher education system.
The Veterans Center provides a relaxing place for students to meet, study, access computers, watch TV, listen to music, have some coffee, enjoy peer to peer support, get involved with the Veterans Network (VetNet) student club, have meetings, workshops, meet with veterans service organizations, or just have a place to sit down and relax. We are here to help.
The Veterans Center opened in September 2011 and was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the GCC Student Veterans Network Organization (VetNet), GCC administration, staff and community partnerships.
The idea was conceived by the members of VetNet and supported through the research, literature and best practices of college campus veterans’ centers across the country.
The GCC Veterans Center is something for our community to be proud of! Everyone is welcome! Stop by anytime to relax and meet some of the brave men and women who have served our great nation.
The Veterans Center is just one way that GCC stands ready to help those who have served transition back to civilian life and into our classrooms.