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Student Veteran Research Team

Mission Statement

The mission of Radford University’s Student Veteran Research Team is to gain a better understanding of the evolving needs of student veterans at Radford University. In an effort to meet the ever changing needs of Student Veterans, this team aims to promote awareness and understanding of benefits and services available, reduce stigma associated with seeking services, encourage a positive campus climate, and provide valuable information to Radford’s faculty and staff, and also to other colleges and universities about the needs of the student veteran. We also strive to showcase the strengths associated with having student veterans as a valued member of the university community.

Some of the Research Topics:

DRO: Knowledge, attitudes, and perceived stigmas toward the use of Disability Resources for veteran and non-veterans in higher education and faculty are assessing students and faculty’s knowledge of the Disability Resource Office. From this survey, the researchers would like to see how to enhance the knowledge, stigma, and attitudes toward the Disability Resource Office.

Protective Factors: Identify and explore factors that promote resiliency among student veterans.