The TTU MVP Green Zone Program is a training program for faculty and staff designed to develop a campus community of support for veteran and family member students. Texas Tech faculty and staff members will gain tools to enhance the overall college experience for veteran and family member so they may better guide and assist these students toward degree completion and onto a successful future. This is achieved by providing an encouraging, structured environment and gaining greater knowledge about campus and community resources focused on veteran student success.
Core Training is open to all faculty and staff members as the first module of veterans’ advocacy training and a prerequisite for all other modules. This program is designed to assist faculty and staff to better serve student veterans and their family members on campus. Attendees will learn about the transition issues veterans face as they leave military service and enter campus life, specific information about Texas Tech's veteran students, and insight about campus and community resources. Green Zone module I must be taken before subsequent training modules can be scheduled. Other modules include: Understanding Benefits, Mental Health, Disability Support Services, Advising Veterans, and Hiring Veterans.
Understanding Benefits is for faculty and staff who are interested in an overview of how federal and state veterans’ benefits work. Learning objectives include having a basic understanding of federal, state, and DOD benefit programs offered at TTU including eligibility & awards, and basic responsibilities required of the university and the students.
Mental Health is for faculty and staff members who are interested in gaining a greater understanding of mental health issues faced by veterans and service members. Attendees will increase their understanding of mental health concerns sometimes faced by veterans and service members; decrease the stigma of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD; explore the nature of interpersonal violence and sexual assault and; be provided with referral resources. Module III is sponsored by Military & Veterans Programs and Student Counseling Services.
Student Disability Services is for faculty and staff members who are interested in a basic overview of how TTU Student Disability Services works with veterans and service members on campus. Learning objectives include understanding SDS programs and services offered, learning how students can register with SDS; gaining a basic understanding about federal/ state laws and guidelines; understanding student responsibilities; and greater familiarity with resources and support available to faculty and staff on campus. Module IV is sponsored by Military & Veterans Programs and Student Disability Services.
Advising Veterans is for faculty and staff members who advise veterans and family members on campus. Learning objectives include a veteran ‘snapshot’ and their expectations, responsibilities of the advisor in the context of Veterans Educational Benefits, responsibility of the school in reporting to the state/federal government, and best practices in advising veterans. To attend this module, faculty and staff must have already attended Green Zone Module I: Core Training.
Hiring Veterans is open to faculty and staff members who are interested in hiring veterans at Texas Tech University in their department. Trainees will learn about the soft skills that all veterans bring to the workforce, how to use the “Veterans’ Only job posting”, and the “Veteran Direct Appointment hiring initiative” authorized by state law. Module VI is sponsored by Military & Veterans Programs and Human Resources.
Green Zone Module VII: Community Special Topics is open to faculty, staff and students. Topics vary in this module and are conducted by different organizations on/off campus, but always concerning veterans, military or families. Although encouraged, attendees do not have to attend Green Zone Module I: Core Training prior to attending this module.
To register for any of the following Green Zone Modules:
|Date||Module||Start Time||End Time||Room|
|02/15/17||I: Core Training||10:00 am||11:30 am||TLPDC 151|
|02/27/17||IV: Student Disability Services||11:30 am||01:00 pm||TLPDC 153|
|03/01/17||V: Advising Veterans||02:00 pm||03:00 pm||TLPDC 153|
|04/20/17||I: Core Training||10:00 am||11:30 am||TLPDC 151|
|04/24/17||IV: Student Disability Services||11:30 am||01:00 pm||TLPDC 151|
|04/25/17||VII: Community Special Topics
Red Cross: Communicating Clearly
|1:00 am||04:00 pm||Library 309|
|05/26/17||II: Benefits||09:00 am||10:30 am||TLPDC 153|
|09/18/17||VI: Hiring Veterans||12:00 pm||01:00 pm||Doak 155|
|09/28/17||I: Core Training||02:00 pm||03:30 pm||TBD|
|10/25/17||I: Core Training||10:00 am||03:30 pm||TBD|
|11/13/17||IV: Student Disability Services||11:30 am||01:00 pm||TBD|
Note: Modules with location TBD will not be available for registration on the TLPDC site until the semester indicated.