Founded by Dr. Janet Bagby (Senior Lecturer, Educational Psychology), VETS (Veteran Educational and Transition Services) is on a mission to promote the academic success of veterans at Baylor University. All Baylor students who are veterans are eligible for the free benefits offered through the VETS Program.
We understand that though veterans may have shared a common military culture, each student's experience is unique. Therefore, we have sought to partner with a range of departments and their corresponding resources in order to ensure that support is provided to the specific and unique challenges that our veterans face. Also, we recognize that our student veterans have a lot to contribute to the Baylor community. Our veterans bring developed leadership skills, discipline, global perspectives and tested hearts for service, just to name a few. VETS aims to support Baylor's veterans as they enrich our Baylor community through sharing their insight and gifts within the classroom, campus and community. Veterans have served our nation, so now is the time to serve these students to ensure a successful transition from "salutes to sic 'ems!"
Baylor is ranked at No. 38 among national universities in the Best Colleges for Veterans ranking. U.S. News rates universities based on their participation in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.
Janet Bagby, Ph.D, is a senior lecturer in Educational Psychology and the founder of the Baylor VETS Program. Bagby asked the question, "What are we doing for our veterans on campus?" And then answered her own question by developing this program!