So how do we think about student veteran diversity? Although ethnic diversity can play a role in differences among veterans, it is among the most integrated and least conflicted subcultures in our nation. Simply stated, veteran diversity is explained best by exploring the military service and experiences of a given veteran. With more than 400 student veterans and more than 500 military family members attending UNCP, we will explore in which service our veterans served, how long they served, and whether or not they served in combat, rather than traditional ethnic and socioeconomic markers.
Student veterans represent one of the most unique types of students found on our campus today. This discussion of diversity among veterans is not intended to be definitive, but rather to give us all pause before we jump into traditional diversity stereotyping and consider that there may be a different way to view diversity among our student veteran population.
Please join Mr. Mike Clawson, Director Military Outreach and Ms. Jasmine Coleman, Coordinator Military Outreach as they engage the audience in understanding the identity(ies) of student veterans and military service personnel.
Wednesday, November 83pmUniversity Center Room 233