is the University of Texas - San Antonio (UTSA) veteran population like?
UTSA veterans come from all of our military branches (Army, the largest
military branch; Navy, Air Force, Marine, National Guard, and Coast
Guard). Most of our veterans served for one enlistment (of four years or
less), followed by those who enlisted for a second term. Though we have
veterans who have served longer, few have made the military a career.*
typically experience some challenges when returning to civilian life.
Those challenges are associated with the same or similar challenges a
regular student faces (i.e., academic or career related issues). However,
they may also experiences difficulties with financial concerns, lack of
social support, emotional issues, and dealing with a less structured
veterans have also had problems dealing with civilians both in their
personal and professional lives. Some feel they’re misunderstood, under
appreciated, and segregated from the more traditional student population.
Given the United States’ current efforts in Iraq and conflicting civilian
views, many veterans may experience some of the discussed problems to a
greater degree. If you’re having trouble dealing with anything mentioned
in this section, please visit Counseling Services
A few other offices at UTSA that will be helpful to our veterans may be:
Tomas Rivera Center
Child Care Center
Services are available to all students who are currently attending class.
All services are confidential.
Please know that Counseling Services is willing to assist you at
during the normal work day, or in an emergency, you can access an on-call
clinician after hours.
statistics for this section were gathered from a survey conducted by the
Texas State Institutional Review Board.