The process of transitioning from the military to civilian life can pose challenges for all service members, veterans and their families. In order for advisors, faculty, staff, and peers to better serve this population of students, they all 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, volunteers in the Green Zone program receive training about issues potentially facing active service members, student veterans and their families. Through this cross cultural learning opportunity, Green Zone Training will provide faculty, staff, and students with an understanding of the military 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.
Green Zone Trainings will provide participants with the following:
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 undergraduate student veteran to appropriate on-campus resources. Participants who complete the training will receive a Green Zone decal to display in their office and have their name and institution listed on our website as having completed the training.
Military & Veteran Student Services
Dr. Lisa Thomas
School of Education