IOWA has benefits, information, and resources available whether you are a Veteran working at IOWA, or a Faculty and Staff member working with the student IOWA Veteran and Military Community. 

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General Resources

 

Being an Ally for Student Veterans

Veteran Ally: Practical Strategies for Closing the Military-Civilian Gap on Campus

Recommendations for training faculty and staff and enhancing the visibility of veterans issues through Veteran Ally training and student veteran discussion panels are discussed in the article.

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Invisible Cultural Barriers:

Contrasting Perspectives on Student Veterans' Transition

Practical implications for institutions and university employees seeking to support the civilian reintegration of military veterans are provided in the following online article.

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Request a Presentation

Interested in seeing how we can help assist? Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) is happy to talk to you and any others about what we can offer.

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Register for BUILD

Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity

The BUILD initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

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Military Student-Related Polices

There are many policies connected to student veterans and current service members at the University of Iowa, including those related to absences due to military service obligations. 

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Resources for Teaching

Veterans in the Writing Classroom

Three Programmatic Approaches to Facilitate the Transition from the Military to Higher Education

Drawing upon a two-year study of student-veterans in college writing classrooms, this article analyzes three types of courses developed in an effort to respond to increased military-affiliated student enrollments: veterans-only, veteran-focused, and veteran-friendly. The article concludes with recommendations for an asset-based approach to professional development for writing faculty.

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RECONSIDERATIONS

"Brave Words": Rehabilitating the Veteran-Writer

Along with using the ceramic and Kevlar body armor I learned to don at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, I metaphorically defended myself from the disruption to my personal and professional life that would result from this mobilization by calling it a fully funded overseas federal fellowship.

Liam Corley 

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