UNCG has seen an increase in the number of veteran and military affiliated students enrolling over the past few years. To better serve this population, the Division of Student Affairs opened the UNCG Veterans Resource Center in November 2014. Part of the mission of the VRC is to better inform the UNCG community how best to serve veteran students and dependents.
Green Zone training is for faculty and staff desiring to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. Its goals are to train members of the UNCG community to know more about the issues and concerns faced by military affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. These individuals are not expected to be experts who can “solve problems.” They are individuals who can lend a sympathetic ear and help the student veteran identify and connect with the appropriate resources.
There are several trainings sessions being offered this semester, and interested parties can sign up here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/workshops-by-category.jsp?cat_id=77002993
Questions about Green Zone training or questions about veteran students in general can be directed to Chris Gregory, Interim Coordinator for the Veterans Resource Center, at Chris_Gregory@uncg.edu.