The Green Zone Program promotes an improved campus culture at Armstrong for veterans who are shifting from the structured life of the military — and sometimes a combat zone — to begin a new life as a student in the vastly different environment of a college campus.
The overarching goal of the initiative is to facilitate the successful transition of veterans. The transition from the structured life of the military to a college campus is challenging for many veterans. The Green Zone Program is geared around informing faculty and staff about student veterans and their needs on campus. The primary objective of the Green Zone Program is to increase the knowledge and skills of the Armstrong faculty and staff to identify and address the needs of veterans and assist them in successfully completing their transition from the military to university and civilian life. Faculty and staff members that volunteer to participate will attend training that will focus on key issues veterans face while making this life-changing move. While they will not be expected to "solve" problems, they will be able to provide a sympathetic ear and help the student veteran find the appropriate resource to resolve their issue. Upon completion, offices are given a Green Zone sticker to signify their designation as a "military friendly area of operation".
The Green Zone Program opens the doors to educational success for Veterans, and assists them to achieve their academic and career goals. The program is grounded in Armstrong’s values: to provide an education that is student-focused and leads to student success with an environment of an inclusive community built on trust and collegiality.