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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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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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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"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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The University recognizes and appreciates the important contributions made in service of our country by these men and women. In support of these students, the University has developed procedures to provide each student with maximum flexibility. Consistent with the policy developed during the Middle East crisis of 1990, veterans, members of the national guard, US military reservists, spouses and dependents that are affected by military activation have the following options:

Withdraw the entire registration and 100% of the tuition and mandatory fees would be refunded.
If arrangements are made with the instructor for grades or incompletes (to be made up later) in the courses, the registration would remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees would be assessed in full.
If arrangements are made with only some of the instructors for grades or incompletes, the registration for those courses would remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees would be assessed for those courses. Any courses for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes could be dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for those courses would be refunded.

The option the student chooses obviously depends on the point in the session when the student is called to active duty. Financial aid is refunded in accordance with existing University and Federal policies for each of the above situations. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid. These procedures do not apply to reservists who are fulfilling their annual two-week active duty.

In addition to the above mentioned University of Iowa policy there are implications related to any financial aid you may have through the various federal programs. The rules on these are not necessarily within the control of this institution. Consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid in Calvin Hall is advised as soon as is convenient.