Graduate School Professional Development
Diversity & Inclusion Badge Program (DIBP)
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/rBaQZUOiLDHW4ZWs1
Register by Friday, February 22, 2019
Between 2009 and 2013, the numbers of student Veterans enrolled in post-secondary institutions in the U.S. more than doubled (500,000 to 1,000,000). Approximately 96% of post-secondary institutions serve student Veterans, and 82% of these institutions have a designated point of contact to provide student Veterans programs and services. While most faculty and staff are willing to help student Veterans with the transition to college and university life, they are not always sure what student Veterans need and what campus supports are available to assist them. The purpose of this workshop is to help participants understand the needs of and supports for student Veterans. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to (a) identify the Federal definition of Veteran in the U.S. and how that definition relates to the understanding of those that have served; (b) describe the aggregate characteristics of student Veterans; (c) discuss the challenges and opportunities in supporting student Veterans on college and university campuses e.g., personal, transitional, administrative, etc.; (d) describe how Veterans' intersectional identities (e.g., women Veteran's, disabled Veterans, etc.) shape their experiences; and (e) identify the services available to student Veterans on URI campuses (e.g., admissions, academic support, registration, financial aid, Veterans benefits, academic advising, student health, personal or mental health counseling, career advising, disabilities services, housing, leadership and student involvement, etc.) and beyond.
Rachael Garcia, MSW
Veteran Affairs and Military Programs/Rhode Island Veteran Service Officer
Wednesday, March 6 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Memorial Union, 354 50 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881
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