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What Can I Do to Help?

There are many ways campuses can welcome and help student Veterans. Here we provide some helpful tips and resources for faculty, staff, administrators, and other students. The American Council on Education (ACE) has also developed several helpful resources for supporting students veterans on campus.

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Besides the Veterans Benefit Coordinator (usually located in the Registrar's Office), faculty members are often the only point of contact for student Veterans. Faculty can help student Veterans in many different ways.

Find out how to make your syllabus Veteran friendly, and how to understand and help with specific classroom behaviors.

Learn more about adjustment to campus life in general, and see tips for showing support.

Listen to student Veterans talk about their experiences on campus.

Be aware of communication preferences, including questions to avoid.

Use these tips for referring student Veterans to counseling.

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