Green Zone

 Cal Poly Humboldt Green Zone Training Logo

A Green Zone is a location recognized by veterans as a safe place.

The goal of the Green Zone program is to provide a safe space for student veterans and service members, whether on campus or online.

Highlights of Green Zone training include:

‣ How to identify student veterans and understand their
‣ Understanding military experience and the cycle of deployments
‣ Understanding the strengths of veterans in the classroom
‣ Understanding the challenges veterans face in the classroom
‣ Identifying resources available to student veterans such as
disability, health, tutoring services, and more
‣ What questions should and should not be asked to veterans
‣ Discussion of typical scenarios student veterans face and how to
appropriately navigate them

Green Zone advocates are staff and faculty who:

‣ Understand military culture
‣ Are aware of the issues and barriers faced by
student veterans and their families
‣ Are available to listen and assist student veterans
and their families
‣ Know when and how to approach a student veteran
‣ Can refer to appropriate services as needed

Cal Poly Humboldt offers a training program for staff and faculty to become Green Zone Advocates.
Graduates of the Green Zone training program will proudly display the Green Zone logo in the office or in the syllabus.