The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate student attitudes about validation and the validating impact of the campus experience at Border College. Students' perceptions of validation also were examined to determine association with factors such as gender, age, generational status and ethnic identity. The findings of this study can be used to develop a set of recommendations for effective models of programs and service delivery strategies that result in a validating experience. This quantitative study utilized a twenty one question Likert scale survey instrument that was used to measure student perceptions of validation at a border community college. These twenty one questions measured three scales: students' perceptions of validation concerning direct contact with counselors, direct contact with front counter non-counseling staff, and direct contact with campus clubs and organizations. This study includes recommendations as this study may serve as a tool for building and implementing successful validating counseling models. Furthermore, generalizing this tool for other on-campus service models can be of great significance in improving service delivery. Additionally, this study is important to the body of literature on validation related to generational status.