Green Zone Training Set for Wednesday, February 10

February 8, 2016 at 9:51 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – The process of transitioning from military life to civilian life can be quite a challenge for veterans.

In an effort to help veterans who are returning to school to continue their education, the University of South Carolina Upstate is offering Green Zone Training for all interested faculty, staff and students at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 10 in the Sansbury Campus Life Center, Room 319. Training also will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Tukey Theatre and will be broadcast for participants watching at University Center Greenville, Room 125.

The Green Zone is recognized as a safe space for student veterans and active service members to speak openly. Each session will last about an hour and 45 minutes and will provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the military experience and emotional cycle of deployment
  • An understanding of the potential issues facing undergraduate student veterans as they transition from the military to our campus.
  • An awareness of the resources available to undergraduate student veterans on and off our campus.

Participants will receive a Green Zone sticker and a certificate of completion, signifying to veterans that they are in a military-friendly environment.

This training is sponsored by the Office of Training and Staff Development, the Office of Student Life and AmeriCorps Vista.

For more information, contact Lisa Caggiano at lcaggiano@uscupstate.edu. For special accommodations, contact Disability Services at 503-5199.