Starting in the fall semester of 2021, Pepperdine University will be offering two new student veteran support groups. The Student-Veterans Support Group (SVSG) will be available to all part-time and full-time students and the Military Related Women Group will be available to the women of the Pepperdine Veterans (PeppVet) Council and their spouses.
SVSG will offer weekly Zoom Meetings to all part-time or full-time student veterans attending any of Pepperdine’s five schools at any campus or online program. In response to the unique challenges faced by student veterans in making the transition from military to student life, SVSG provides a safe space designed especially for them to connect with each other, learn about the resources of the campus and explore the strengths and skills they have developed during their time in service that may benefit them during their studies. The group meetings – which will be led by a counselor from the Pepperdine Counseling Center with the assistance of a clinical psychology student from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) – will include discussions on military service, the transition from l army, the challenges of being a student, and a variety of other topics.
Dates, times and specific details on how to join Zoom SVSG meetings will be released in August 2021. Questions regarding the support group can be directed to student-veterinarian Patrick Resetar, Vice-Chairman of the PeppVet Council representing the GSEP.
The military-related women’s group will meet both virtually and in person, with the goal of fostering a sense of community and enabling PeppVet women and their spouses to connect and engage with their colleagues. Co-hosted by Seaver College veteran student Christine Deeter and Graziadio Business School (’21) veteran student Samantha Jones, the military-related women’s group will help forge new relationships through outreach from community, social events and ongoing conversations about unique experiences and commonalities. that members share. The group will meet every two weeks starting August 30, 2021. If you have any questions about the military-related women’s group and to confirm your attendance for the next meeting, contact Christine Deeter before August 23, 2021.
For more information on college programs and resources available for veteran students, visit the Veterans at Pepperdine website.