Submission Title

From Combat to Chaos: The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Difficulties Student Service Members/Veterans Face in Higher Education

Presenter Information

Sarah Martin, Gonzaga University

Session Number

RS9

Location

Robinson 141

Abstract Number

RS9-e

Abstract

According to a report by the American Council on Education (2008), nearly two million military veterans will seek higher education using their government educational benefits by 2020. Many studies have been conducted to understand veteran college students—alcohol and drug abuse, their post-deployment effects, and the challenges these veteran students face. Very few if any focus directly on the emotional, mental, and physical obstacles veterans experience in higher education. By studying these obstacles, veterans will have more resources available, as well as faculty, staff, and student body that can better understand the veteran student population.

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From Combat to Chaos: The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Difficulties Student Service Members/Veterans Face in Higher Education

Robinson 141

According to a report by the American Council on Education (2008), nearly two million military veterans will seek higher education using their government educational benefits by 2020. Many studies have been conducted to understand veteran college students—alcohol and drug abuse, their post-deployment effects, and the challenges these veteran students face. Very few if any focus directly on the emotional, mental, and physical obstacles veterans experience in higher education. By studying these obstacles, veterans will have more resources available, as well as faculty, staff, and student body that can better understand the veteran student population.