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VET NET Ally Awareness Program

 

VET NET Ally Mission

The VET NET Ally Program is an education and awareness program that develops a network of faculty, staff, and administrators committed to creating a welcoming and supportive campus environment for military service members and veterans that study at CSULB.

The VET NET Ally Program supports the academic freedom and professional, personal, and social success of service members and veterans,

provides support, information, and assistance for service members and veterans,

respects the right to privacy and confidentiality of veterans and service members in accordance with the Confidentiality Statement in the VET NET Ally Handbook, and

creates a welcoming environment for service members and veterans at CSULB by having Allies across campus display their VET NET Ally symbols at their workstations.

Seminar Information

The VET NET Ally seminar is a half day event focused on the needs and concerns of military service members and veterans studying at CSULB.

The seminar includes:

  • VET NET Ally program mission and CSULB's approach to assisting veterans in their academic pursuits
  • Veterans experiences in the classroom
  • Military and post-service culture
  • Why I joined
  • Who would you tell? - An experiential activity addressing the reasons men and women may or may not talk about their military experience
  • Veterans issues in Higher Education
  • Student veteran panel
  • Being an Ally

At the end of the seminar, participants are given a decal to display in their workspace to show that they are Allies to CSULB’s student veterans.

The VET NET Ally Program extends sincere gratitude to the CSULB VetNet student organization and to the CSULB Safe Zone and AB540 Ally programs whose successful models provided the framework and invaluable guidance during the development of this initiative.

VET NET Ally at other campuses

VET NET Ally has been presented at the following universities and community colleges

    • CSU-Dominguez Hills
      CSU-Los Angeles
      San Diego State University
      University of California, Irvine
      University of California, San Francisco
      Chabot College
      Citrus College
      Cuyamaca College
      Hartnell College
      LA Mission College
      Long Beach City College
      Mt. San Jacinto College
      Orange Coast College
    • Pasadena City College
      Saddleback College
      Santa Ana College
      Santa Monica City College
      West Los Angeles College
      National University (San Diego)
      Southern California University of Health Sciences
      Vanguard University (Costa Mesa)

VET NET Ally was used as a model for the development of these programs

    • Vet Net Ally at Grand Valley State University (MI)
    • VET ALLY at Georgetown University (DC)

VET NET Ally Seminar

 

Vet Net Ally

 

Next Seminar: November 14, 2014 - from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Attendance is limited. Call 562-985-4279 or e-mail Marshall.Thomas@csulb.edu to reserve a seat.

Want to Know More?

Learn about the development of the VET NET Ally Program and read a description of each module of the VET NET Ally Seminar here.

For more information on the VET NET Ally Program Contact Us.

Watch a video of a recent presentation about military culture and student veterans. Dr. Thomas condensed portions of the VET NET Ally seminar and presented it to attendees at the California Community Colleges Veterans Summit II in December 2012.