Many of our veteran students come to higher education after serving our country, starting families, and having diverse real-world experiences. It’s not uncommon for veterans to take on the role of being a self-advocate as they overcome the transition from military life to civilian life. It’s no different as . . .
Continuing the Commitment to Veterans in Higher Education
We are so happy to announce that Veterans Upward Bound (STRIPES) will continue its commitment to veterans across our great state with another five years of federal funding.
Is Your GI Bill Enough to Pay for School?
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education came out with new guidance for the practices surrounding how colleges present information to veterans’ about GI Bill educational benefits. Unfortunately, it’s . . .
New Semester; New Challenges
As we start a new year and a new semester it’s important to revisit those habits and behaviors that have made you successful or challenged you in the past. Here are some tips for veterans who are starting their first semester of college or are continuing into a new semester.
Honoring Past, Present, and Future Veterans
Recently, “the University of Central Oklahoma dedicated a memorial statue in honor of past, present, and future military-connected students, faculty, and staff. The memorial statue was a joint effort of Central’s Student Government Association, UCOSA and the City of Edmond Visual Arts Commission”.-UCO Press Release
Reflection: What does Veterans Day mean to you?
As Americans come together to honor military members, and their families we ask the questions “what does Veterans Day mean to you? DAV.com took to social media in 2017 to ask the question. As you can guess the responses reflect both the experience from the veteran’s point of view, and that of the many military-connected families who have made . . .
Post-Deployment and College, University, or Trade School
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Veterans and Social Capital
Over the last several years we have seen social ties, and social integration for veterans transitioning to college or university suffering. Not only is it harder to gather but, with the rise of online classes we are more disconnected from our social supports.
Veterans Disability Employment Awareness Month
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month as we work with our veteran population you may here “service-connected” disability, or ACS disability. These terms are used to measure disabilities by the Office of Veterans Affairs, and Veteran Affairs Health Services:
Veterans and the Stigma of Poor Mental Health
The stigma against seeking mental health services is a barrier to many veterans and active service members. The trauma of active duty, multiple deployments, and the mental rigors of service can lead to mental health conditions.