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The SWIM (Social Work Interns Mentoring) Team provides military-affiliated students with one-on-one support throughout the semester.

The SWIM Team is a program designed to allow Social Work Intern students here within the MVRC to be assigned as a personal point of contact and source for any assistance a military-affiliated student may need throughout the semester.

The Social Work Intern, or SWIM Coach, can contact the student directly to offer assistance as needed and to provide them with:

  • Assisting active-duty, veterans, and military-affiliated students transitioning to the University
  • Study tips and test taking skills
  • Strategies for managing stress and anxiety
  • Locating tutors
  • Time management skills
  • Assistance with adjustment to life as a student
  • Locating on-campus resources
  • Connecting with community resources
  • Information regarding withdrawals
  • Scholarships available
  • Virtual and on-demand workshops
  • Bi-weekly newsletter with important announcements, events, and much more

Assistance through the SWIM Team is open and available to all military-affiliated students. Some students may be required to participate in the SWIM Team program as part of a plan to help them bring their GPA back to the VA’s Standards of Progress (SOP) of 2.0 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate programs. This will allow the student to continue meeting the GPA requirements as defined by the VA for their eligible educational benefits. However, students that receive a grade of C- or below for a previous semester and those that receive Early Warnings are contacted and strongly encouraged to participate in the program, as well. 

Our goal is to help our military affiliated students be as successful as possible and to assist them in alleviating any obstacles they may encounter throughout the semester.

You are never alone, and with the SWIM Team, we are always here to lend a helping hand whenever you need it! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at