CSUF News Service

Learn to Become an Ally to CSUF Veterans, Military Service Members

The Veterans Resource Center is offering two free VETNET Ally seminars for faculty and staff members on Oct. 5 and Nov. 3 that focus on how to provide support and assistance for Cal State Fullerton students who are active military service members or veterans.

Those who complete the free seminar will have an opportunity to make a commitment to become a campus ally for CSUF student veterans or "military connected students" — those who are active military service members, including the National Guard or reservists, and children or spouses of those who have served or are currently serving in the military.

"VETNET Ally aims to assist CSUF staff and faculty in their endeavors to support student veterans and all military connected students in and out of the classroom," said Catherine Ward, assistant director of the Veterans Resource Center.

The Wednesday, Oct. 5, seminar is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Titan Student Union’s Gabrielino Room. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Thursday, Nov. 3, seminar will be held from noon-4 p.m. in the Housing and Residence Life complex-Pine 111 meeting room. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Student staff members also are welcome to attend.

Attendees will be introduced to military culture and its influence on student veteran identity, learn about the complexities of veterans' transition-to-college experience, the process of accessing educational benefits and hear about how the Veterans Resource Center is poised to support military connected students with comprehensive programs and services, Ward added.

To register, visit online. For more info, call 657-278-8660.

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