Welcome to the Veterans Resource Office
With malice towards none, with charity for all, with the firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. March 4, 1865 Abraham Lincoln
With these immortal words President Lincoln set about to heal the nation after the Civil War. They are also the motto of the present day Veterans Administration. Whether you were in the Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Active, National Guard or Reserves, the Community College of Philadelphia is where we can help each other in our common pursuit of an education.
The College recognized early on that our returning veterans had a desire to enroll in school when getting out of the service. With experience gained from the Vietnam era and the first Gulf war Community College of Philadelphia was able to begin preparations for our returning OIF/OEF veterans. With the establishment of the Veterans Resource Office (VRO) in the spring of 2008 in Career Services. The office has experience growth in the student veteran population with the advent of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. Beginning in the spring of 2011 the VRO has expanded in space to the Student Life Center, S1-19 in order to service our growing veteran student population and to access information on VA benefits, scholarships and College enrollment. We now have a place to meet, to share and access information on all things pertaining to veterans.