New Start for Distinguished Veterans: Serve those who have served

Honor our veterans with support and hope of a brighter future at Colorado State University. 

For decades, Colorado State University has proudly supported our military in and out of the classroom. Consistently named a military-friendly school, one of the ways we serve is through our New Start program, which provides individualized services and support to student-veterans who have sustained injuries while serving our country.

New Start, a program managed by the Department of Occupational Therapy, offers veterans a place on campus they can call home – a place providing support for memory, concentration, and physical challenges, as well as resources for stress management, academic skill-building, and much more.

As post-9/11 war veterans enroll in college by the thousands, record numbers of them have sustained serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury, amputations, burns, blindness, and/or post-traumatic stress disorders while on active duty. New Start responds to these challenges, offering comprehensive, individualized services that focus on strategies and tools designed to diminish or eliminate the potential barriers to success that many veterans face.

New Start respects our veterans’ pasts and provides encouragement for bright futures; your gift keeps the program alive and available to them as an absolutely free campus resource.