Show Support for Students in the Military and Veterans with Dog Tag Program

Posted on 9/2/2016 12:02:37 PM
Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

Coinciding with the start of the new semester, the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is initiating a new program to help our military-affiliated students identify fellow veterans and military supporters on campus. This initiative, the Military and Veterans Resource Center Dog Tag program, provides IUP faculty and staff with the opportunity to publicly acknowledge that they have served in the military, are a dependent and/or spouse of a veteran, or are veteran and military friendly.

If you would like to acknowledge that you have served in the military, are a spouse and/or dependent of a veteran, or are military friendly, the MVRC staff will provide you with a laminated Dog Tag sign to display on your door, in your office, or in any place that you want to publicize your commitment to assisting our military-affiliated students.

Research shows that veterans have a much better chance of succeeding in college when they are able to connect, not only with fellow students, but with faculty and staff who have also served or understand their unique needs. 

If you would like a Dog Tag for your office, please e-mail Dr. Cory Shay at and provide the following information.

Veteran/ Spouse/ Dependent/ Military and Veteran Friendly
Branch of Service

The MVRC staff will create your unique Dog Tag and will either hand deliver it or send it to you through campus mail.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the MVRC.

Thank you for supporting our military-affiliated students.