The Veterans Resource Center (VRC), in collaboration with the President’s office, hosts its Green Zone Training Program for UNM faculty and staff on Friday, Feb. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Trailblazer/Spirit room in the Student Union Building (SUB). Light refreshments will be provided.

Green Zone Trainings prepare university faculty and staff to better understand the experience of Veterans, service members and their families at UNM. Participants will be able to better communicate the strengths, challenges and unique needs of our military student population. They will also be better equipped to refer those students to appropriate services when needed. 

The University of New Mexico is rated as a Gold Level “Military Friendly” university—and ranks eighth among nearly 150 Research 1 institutions – recognizing that the institutions’ commitment to veterans and their families is second to none among most fellow institutions.

In line with UNM’s commitment to create a challenging and supportive environment for its students, the VRC, along with the President’s office, is committed to actualizing that environment for Veteran and military students by empowering the faculty and staff members who can best help them transition to the UNM community.

The training will cover:

  • Demographics of active military, veterans, and their family members on campus
  • VA education benefits
  • Service-connected disabilities and health concerns
  • Services provided by the VMRC

Individuals who complete the Green Zone Training are visibly identified by a “Green Zone” Lobo paw print. Similar to the “Safe Zone” program of the LGBTQ Center, the Green Zone paw identifies allies to the military community and helps foster a supportive environment at UNM.

“One of the best tools we have for ensuring our campus remains open and accommodating to veterans is our regular Green Zone training, which prepares UNM faculty, staff and students to better understand the experience of veterans, service members and their families,” said UNM President Garnett S. Stokes

Registration for the training is now open with both an in-person and virtual option. If you are interested, visit Green Zone training.

For more information on UNM military community, visit Veteran & Military Resource Center.