Ole Miss Welcomes Student Veterans With Verbal Abuse, Menial Tasks
OXFORD, MS — As the Department of Veterans Affairs reports a record number of military veterans utilizing GI Bill benefits, many universities have implemented "veteran-friendly policies" to welcome them into the learning environment.
The policies -- such as building dedicated veteran centers and accepting military credits -- come as more student veterans turn to the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which allows full tuition payment, a housing allowance, and book stipend to a service member after completing three years on active duty.
But the University of Mississippi has taken veteran-friendliness to a new level with their "Beginning Of High Intensity Classroom Activity Veterans Program."
The veterans program, which the Ole Miss administration refers to simply as BOHICA, is designed to welcome student veterans and help them feel at ease in the college setting.
Ryan Munce, a former foward observer who served six years in the Army, recently began studies at Ole Miss. At first, he felt apprehensive about …
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