At Ease Ally
The process of transitioning into the civilian world can be
very challenging for veterans. Enrolling in college may pose even more
obstacles veterans have to face during the transition process. Since the
Post 9/11 GI Bill, colleges have been seeing an increase in their veteran
population and with this comes the increased need for faculty and staff, as well
as students, to be aware of the possible issues a student veteran may be
facing. Our hope with the At Ease Program is to assist student veterans
with their transition into the campus culture as well as the civilian world.
At Ease Allies will be designated on a volunteer
basis. Allies will be comprised of faculty and staff military veterans
who will make themselves available as a sympathetic ear when needed.
Allies will have the ability to refer student veterans to campus resources as
well as outside resources. Allies are not mental health counselors but
rather someone who has “been there, done that” and has an understanding of what
the student veterans may be going through.