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ERIC Number: EJ847298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0164-7970
Student Veterans Organizations
Summerlot, John; Green, Sean-Michael; Parker, Daniel
New Directions for Student Services, n126 p71-79 Sum 2009
Students who have experienced conflict as members of the military come to college expecting to be supported, if not honored for their service. One way that campus administrators can facilitate transitions for student veterans is to assist in founding and maintaining campus-based student organizations for veterans. Military service is a bonding experience because individual safety and security often depends on cohesive group efforts. Student veterans, once they are on campus, will look to replace the cohesion of their unit by seeking out others who have had similar experiences. An active student organization for veterans can become this point of connection for student veterans who are new to campus. The goals of a student veteran organization should include aiding veterans with the adjustment to campus life and using group influence to advocate for changes that will help student veterans achieve their academic goals. This chapter details factors to be considered by those who are committed to assisting students who are making a transition from combat to campus.
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