Military Affairs Committee


NC State University is committed to excellence in developing and sustaining programs that support the experience of our current and future military veteran students and their families.  In pursuit of this goal, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity convenes a Military Affairs Working Group monthly to discuss topics of relevance and concern to this important and growing student population.  This is done in concert with efforts to promote “Best Practices on Veteran Affairs” across the UNC System, as led by our UNC General Administration  and the UNC Partnership for National Security.

This committee serves as a University resource on the UNC Regulation for Military Success. This regulation provides a framework for the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina to develop and maintain a comprehensive network of services for military-affiliated students seeking to meet their educational goals. This regulation implements the requirements of UNC Policy Manual, Section 700.7.1 and intends to promote the general welfare of service members, veterans, spouses, and dependent family members at the constituent institutions. Specifically, this report provides guidance on the following aspects of a military-affiliated student’s experience:

  • Admission of Active Duty Service Members and Veterans
  • Data Collection and Reporting on Military-Affiliated Students
  • Residency Status for Military-Affiliated Students
  • Campus Support Structures for Military-Affiliated Students
  • Faculty and Staff Support Training
  • Military Learning and Academic Credit
  • Service Member Call to Duty

The following document is a copy of the entire UNC Regulation for Military Success.


  • Tracey Ray, Chair, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Garry Morgan, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Holly Danford, Student Veterans Association
  • Justine Rigdon, Student Veterans Association
  • Myke Dunstan, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Lisa Zapata, Division of  Academic and Student Affairs
  • Lorraine De Lois, University Cashier’s Office
  • Amanda Edwards, Leadership in the Public Sector, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Belen Gebremichael, Graduate School
  • Susan Grant, University Housing
  • William Doey, Veteran Affairs, Enrollment Management and Services
  • Charles Clift, Enrollment Management
  • Taylor Holland, Office of Admissions
  • Daniel Hackley, Student Veterans Association
  • Tina Nelson, Advisor, Student Veterans Association
  • Nicholas Drake, Division of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Michael Coombes, New Student Programs
  • Lian Lynch, Graduate School
  • Melissa Williford, Distance Education & Learning Technology Applications -DELTA
  • Noah Martinson, University Counseling Center

Meeting Dates and Minutes


  • August 2015- no meeting
  • September 11, 2015- Meeting AgendaMeeting Minutes
  • October 16, 2015 –  meeting canceled
  • November 13, 2015
  • December 11, 2015
  • January 8, 2016
  • February 12, 2016
  • March 18, 2016
  • April 8, 2016





Additional Resources

Veterans Day 2015 & Related Events

  • Salute to Veterans Flag Display– November 5- November 16th in the Court of North Carolina


  • NC Department of Military and Veteran Affairs Unveiling Ceremony
    • Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    • Time:  10:00 AM
    • Location: The historic Seaboard Building, 413 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.  Visitor parking is available in State Lot 75, whis is directly adjacent.  For more information and to register click here.


  • Annual Armistice/Veterans Day Run– Sponsored by NC State University ROTC programs
    • Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    • Time: 5:45 AM- 7:00 AM
    • Location: The run begins at the memorial Bell Tower on the NC State campus.
    • The 5K run starts with an assembly of runners at 5:45 AM on Pullen Drive, adjacent to the Belltower, the university’s memorial to those who died in France during World War I.  The run will concluded at the Belltower at 7:00 AM.  Those who do not wish to run are invited to attend the sunrise ceremony at 7:00 AM that will include the presentation of  a floral tribute from the citizens of Compiegne, France to the citizens of Raleigh.  Remarks will be presented by Gen. Bolger, Retired U.S. Army.  This event is free and open to the public


  • The Red Belltower– The historic Belltower is lighted for holidays that honor our veterans, such as Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day and to celebrate NC State’s proudest occasions and achievements.
    • Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    • For complete details on the history of the Belltower click here.



  • Veterans Day Commemoration– Sponsored by Native American Student Affairs
    • Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 Noon- 2:00 PM
    • Location: The Brickyard, NC State Campus
    • For complete details on this event and the complete calendar of events for Native American Heritage month click here.


  • The Protected Class of Veteran Status– Sponsored by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity


  • Greenzone Training– Sponsored by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity



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