Through a generous grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, The University of Chicago’s Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) will be hosting the “Removing Barriers to Access” symposium virtually. The virtual symposium will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 and Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 10am until 12:30pm CST. This event will be attended by higher-education institutions and veteran-servicing organizations from around the country. The symposium will be a great opportunity to engage, learn from others and, most importantly, support military-affiliated students by creating a welcoming and supportive environment on our campuses – both in-person and remotely.
We invite proposals for 25-minute presentations that address your experience and/or expertise in the following areas, including, but not limited to, recruiting student veterans, removing barriers to access for student veterans, diversity and inclusion of student veterans, and supporting student veterans. It is our goal that the presentations create and encourage dialogue—before, during, and after the meeting itself.
Download Symposium Materials
Presenter Slide Decks