Since the Post-9/11 GI Bill, opportunities for veterans to earn a college degree have resulted in a dramatic influx of veterans on college campuses. The process of transitioning from the military to civilian life can pose challenges for service members, veterans and their families. In order for advisors, faculty, staff and peers to better serve this population of students, they need to be aware of the potential challenges a service member, student veteran and their families might face when attending college. Modeled on the “Safe Zone” program, Green Zone is designed for faculty and staff to receive training about issues potentially facing active service members, student veterans and their families. This training will provide faculty, staff and students with an understanding of the experience of military-connected students and families as they transition from the military to campus life. This training opportunity will also bring awareness of community resources available to military-connected students and families on and off our campus.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
This training will also be offered monthly beginning in January.
NC State employees, please register directly in MyPack Portal under Learning and Development.
Participants who complete the training will receive a sign to display in their office and have their name listed on our website as having completed the training.
- an understanding of the military experience and emotional cycle of deployment;
- an understanding of the potential issues facing undergraduate and graduate student veterans as they transition from the military to our campus;
- an awareness of the resources available to student veterans and their families on and off our campus;
- a Top Ten Tips worksheet that addresses challenges that military-connected students and families face in university settings.
Green Zone Allies are not expected to be experts or mental health counselors. Green Zone Allies are a sympathetic ear and someone who can refer a student veteran to appropriate on-campus resources. If you would like to schedule a training specifically for your department, office, organization or group, please contact Tracey Ray, assistant vice provost for student diversity at 919-515-9243 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.