The Safety, Environment and Education Center (Department of Student Life)

Task Force in Support of Student Veterans

Connecting those who have served and are serving.

The Task Force in Support of Student Veterans was established in the fall of 2011 by the Vice Chancellor for Student Life, W. Timothy Rogers. The task force works to acknowledge the sacrifice of the veteran who has served both at home and abroad. This task force brings faculty, staff, and students throughout campus together to coordinate resources and establish interdepartmental support networks for student veterans.

Big Orange, Big Idea: Pins 'Fit' Veterans To a T

Expanding the T

Originally the “T” pin emblazoned with starts and strips were for student veterans who are serving or who have served in our armed forces. Due to an overwhelming positive response to the pins, the Task Force in Support of Student Veterans has decided to make the pins available for distribution to veteran faculty and staff as well. The intent of the pin remains the same, when students, staff or faculty see someone wearing the same pin, they know they have found another veteran.

Students, faculty, and staff veterans who are serving or who have served are invited to contact Ashley Blamey at 974-5725 or email to request your pin.

A veteran is true personification of our volunteer spirit.

As the flagship state institution, The University of Tennessee supports veterans by:

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation reports that “almost 75% of 18-29 year olds personally know someone who has served in Iraq or Afghanistan. As these brave veterans come home, it is important that we all do our part to help in their transition back into civilian life, especially since many of these veterans will be starting or returning to college for the first time. Despite the sacrifices they have made, these veterans aren’t looking for special treatment – they just want the opportunity to do well as students and have a good experience.”


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