Military Affiliated Students bring unique life experiences to our campus environment which enhance the diversity of every classroom and enrichment activity they are involved in. This population is nontraditional in the truest sense and your role as a faculty or staff member is vital to their success. This module will assist in providing you the information you need to understand the military affiliated student better. Together, we can successfully assist this population in making the transition from military service to our academic community at UTSA.

Veteran and Military Affiliated Students at UTSA

RECOGNIZING THE MILITARY COMMUNITY ON CAMPUS

2014 UTSA Veteran Student Population

Military Affiliated Population

* UTSA Office of Institutional Research. (2016). Fall 2016 military-connected population. Unpublished Internal Research Report, November, 2016.

Less than 1% of those in the United States actually volunteer to serve in the military.

Accustomed to a very structured environment, clear hierarchy and chain of command.

Goal oriented, motivated and mission focused, strong sense of teamwork.

Take their roles seriously whether it is in the military or as a student.

Powerful dedication and solid bond to their brothers and sisters in the profession.

Have broad life and cultural experiences, global perspectives.

Reluctant to ask for help or show weakness, conditioned to do it all and not complain.

The Unique Culture and Attributes of Student Veterans

Usually more mature, many are older than the average age of most transfer students.

COMMUNICATING WITH STUDENT VETERANS

A young black man that is dressed in a military uniform on one half and saluting, and dressed in a button-down shirt on the other half.
Text: "Military vs Academia: Bridging the Gap"

What Faculty and Staff should know about military affiliated students at UTSA

UNDERSTANDING STUDENT VETERANS

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