The University of Arizona

100% Engagement Initiative Ease Transition for Veterans

Starting next semester, University of Arizona veterans will help other veterans transition to student life as peer mentors for the Peer Advocacy Liason (PALS) program. PALS was created through UA's 100%  Engagement Initative from the understanding that veterans typically talk with other veterans first to resolve issues. 

These issues include how to navigate the GI Bill, adapting to the college environment and living a new lifestyle. 

Veterans are an important but underserved population in higher education. At the UA, resources such as the Veterans Education & Transition Services (VETS) center have made the university one of the top leaders in integrating military students to their academic environment. For example, in 2014 UA opened the Arizona Health Science Center (AHSC), becoming the first resource center in the nation created specifically to accommodate student veterans pursuing degrees in health-related sciences. 

For full coverage of the PALS program, head on over to The Arizona Daily Wildcat