Resources for Faculty and Staff
Green Zone Training
Since the post-9/11 GI Bill®, additional opportunities for veterans to earn a college degree have resulted in a dramatic influx of veterans on college campuses. The process of transitioning from the military to civilian life can pose challenges for all service members, veterans and their families.
In order for advisors, faculty, staff, and peers to better serve this population of students, we all need to be aware of the potential challenges a service member, student veteran and their families might face when attending college. Modeled after the “Safe Zone” program, Green Zone is designed for faculty and staff to receive training about issues potentially facing active service members, student veterans and their families.
Green Zone Allies are not expected to be experts or mental health counselors. Green Zone Allies are a sympathetic ear and someone who can refer a student veteran to appropriate on-campus resources. Join the nearly 750 faculty, staff, and students who are Green Zone certified to enhance military cultural awareness on campus!
Green Zone training will provide participants with the following:
- an understanding of the military experience and the emotional cycle of deployment.
- an understanding of the potential issues facing undergraduate and graduate student veterans as they transition from the military to our campus.
- an awareness of the resources available to student veterans and their families on- and off- our campus.
Participants who complete the training will receive a sign to display in their office and have their name listed on our website as having completed the training.
Green Zone Training Schedule
- November 18, 2021 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Register for Green Zone Training through the Reporter website.
If you would like to schedule a training specifically for your department, office, organization, or group please contact Nick Drake at 919.515.5041 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you completed Green Zone training and still want more?
The UNC system has developed a partnership with PsychArmor Institute to provide free professional development training to enhance military cultural competency.
PsychArmor Institute is the nation’s leading educational platform for enhancing military cultural training. Each course is created by subject matter experts, with 24/7 online content delivery, and many are eligible for CEUs. The best part is that each course is brief and can be completed over one’s lunch break.
Please follow this link to register through our customized URL. Please use your university email account when registering. If you have already registered with PsychArmor but used a different email account, we kindly ask that you re-register using your university email. If you have already registered with your university email prior to our partnership, please log in as you normally would and any previous training that has been completed should populate in your customized profile.
Our five custom courses include:
- Developing a Military Awareness Program on Campus
- 15 Things Veterans Want You To Know
- Academic Accomodations in Higher Education
- The VA Campus Toolkit
- How to Connect with a Checked Out Veteran
NC STRIVE Conference
The goal of NC STRIVE is to provide services and support leading to Student Veterans’ success in two-year and four-year public and private institutions of higher education in North Carolina. NC STRIVE accomplishes this goal through conferences targeting administrators, support staff, and faculty.
Four regional conferences are planned each year. These conferences equip administrators, faculty and staff in higher education with information, resources, and networking that will enhance the experience and success of student Veterans in their pursuit of certificates and degrees.
The cost is free, but registration is required. Please check the NC STRIVE website for more information, as well as view past conference presentations.
NC STRIVE 2020: This event was held virtually, and can be accessed here.
NC GWG Monthly In-Person Meetings
Each month, The North Carolina Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and their Families (NC GWG) host a forum for all those who touch a veteran’s life in the state of North Carolina to collaborate and coordinate. Each meeting has a specific topic pertaining to veteran challenges and is a great professional development opportunity for those wanting to learn more about federal, state, and local resources as well as how to better serve our military population.
Anyone is able to register and attend, for free! The meetings are right here in Raleigh, so we encourage you to participate.
Can’t make it in person? No problem! The meetings are live-streamed and also posted on Youtube after the meeting for you to view.
Please visit NCGWG.org to read more, register for the next event, and view past meetings.