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National Survey of College and University Student Veterans

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There’s a new survey being conducted by the University of Utah that we want to tell you about: Researchers are looking to hear from veterans to learn more about their experiences on college and university campuses. They’re seeking greater insight on how veterans transition back to student life, and what “common barriers and issues that veterans encounter in returning to or starting school after serving in the military.”

Click here to take the survey-

Here are some more details:

We would like to ask you to follow the internet link below to a web-based survey. Read the consent information and complete the survey. It is anticipated that your participation in this survey will provide college and university campuses with vital information in helping and serving student veterans, as well as ease their transition into college life and alleviate stress and other issues they may be experiencing. Also, the results will provide important information on how to help those student veterans that may be struggling with the transition. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this study.

The information you provide will be saved in an online database to be analyzed by the Principal and Co-investigators. Demographic information will be asked, (i.e. age, sex, ethnicity, etc.) However, no identifying information will be required therefore; no issues with loss of confidentiality are anticipated.

Questions? Concerns? Complaints?

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints or if you feel you have been harmed by this research please contact M. David Rudd or Jeff Goulding College of Social and Behavioral Science Dean’s Office University of Utah (801) 581-8620.

Contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB) if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant. Also, contact the IRB if you have questions, complaints or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the investigator. The University of Utah IRB may be reached by phone at (801) 581-3655 or by e-mail at

How long will this survey take?

It should take APPROXIMATELY 15 minutes to complete the web-based survey. Participation in this study is voluntary. You can choose not to take part and you can also choose not to finish survey or omit any question you prefer not to answer without penalty or loss of benefits.

By following the internet link, reading the consent information and answering in the affirmative that you understand it, you are giving your consent to participate in this study.

Your participation in this study is greatly appreciated and the results will go toward helping student veterans like yourself improve their college experience and enhance opportunities and services for them.

Click here to take the survey-


Written by traumalines

January 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm

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  1. I took the survey, as I am a veteran who is currently in college. But this survey didn’t ask me about MY transition to college life… more than 1/3 of the questions dealt with PTSD and other trauma. If you want to know about my transition to university life, you can’t allow yourself to be limited by what the media shows you about veterans. Ask me about how much I study, or how other students perceive me in the classroom, or how equipped I am to handle the course work. Ask me what my military experience taught me that helps me get my work done. There are enough reports out there about the drawbacks and the difficulties…. it’s time to focus on veterans’ ability to succeed in school DESPITE sometimes overwhelming circumstances. Hooah!

    Linda Smith

    July 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm

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