The Veterans’ Club is an official organization approved by the Student Government Association. There are four officer positions voted in annually by members. The Veterans’ Club purpose is to facilitate the transition from military service to college life. The club’s advisor is Karen DeBari, an English professor, who has taught at Tunxis for many years.
The club thrives on making a welcoming environment for fellow veterans. The club like atmosphere is what sets this group aside from any other club on campus. The members participated solely on the friendly unstructured style that has led the club to what it is today.
They do this by providing a place where veterans can be themselves and not have to worry about how people view them. On a typical school day, you can find fellow veterans hanging out in the OASIS (Veterans’ Club space on campus) studying, socializing, or grabbing a quick coffee and snack before going to class.
In addition to the camaraderie within the OASIS, the club hosts many events and trips throughout the school year to promote inclusion and decrease veteran isolation on campus. Some things they have done in the past semesters include:
From studying sessions, to birthday celebrations, our Veterans’ Club is based on camaraderie surrounding military experience. The OASIS is our clubhouse. If you’re interested in learning more about the club step into the OASIS or reach out to Karen DeBari at firstname.lastname@example.org.