7 ideas to help student veterans stay social

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By Charlsy Panzino

Between a tough course load and outside commitments, it can be easy to get bogged down in school and let your social life fall by the wayside.

For military and veteran students especially, it is crucial to have a support system and a sense of community. Student Veterans of America, a coalition of student veterans groups on campuses, provides an outlet for service members and veterans across the country who are attending college.

Here are some ways to take advantage of these clubs that provide social activities, educational help and camaraderie. Check out studentveterans.org to see if your school has a chapter.

1. Get outside.

A popular event among student veterans is going to the gun range. “When [students] hear veterans are hosting something like that, it’s the most eventful thing we have,” said Adrian Najera, vice president of the Casper College Veterans Club in Wyoming who transitioned out of the Army in 2013.

After talking to people working with the VA, Najera learned that it’s important to motivate vets to get out of the house.

2. Give back to the community.

3. Experience camaraderie. 

4. Participate in team building.

5. Get active.

6. Add, follow and “like.”

7. Develop professional skills.

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