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TradPlus and Veteran Students

TradPlus & Veteran Student Services

Did You Know?

About one in six Emporia State undergraduates is TradPlus or Veteran! You're not alone!

Register for the TradPlus & Veteran New Student Orientation Mix and Mingle Social on Thursday, August 15th! 

TradPlus: The New Normal

While many think of students coming to college right out of high school, with no partner or dependents, we recognize that more and more students do not fit this profile. Many universities refer to these students as non-traditional. At Emporia State, we refer to these students as TradPlus, because we view this diversity as a plus - a positive! As a TradPlus student, you bring a wealth of life experience and knowledge to the university community.

Maybe you are married and/or a parent. Perhaps you served in the armed forces. You might have started college years ago, and are now coming back to complete your degree. Or, you might be returning to school for the first time since high school graduation. While your journey to higher education may have been different than the traditional high school-to-college path, you bring valuable perspectives and experiences that will enrich campus life inside and outside of the classroom.

Who Are TradPlus Students?

There are several criteria one might use to identify himself or herself as a TradPlus student. Below are the general criteria we use to define TradPlus, but we are here to serve the needs of all students who identify as such.

  • Over the age of 24 as an entering student
  • Married
  • Parent
  • Have been out of school for one or more year
  • In the military or a veteran of the armed services

TradPlus Student Services: We're Here to Help You!

We know that, as a TradPlus student, you may face different challenges than students who fit the traditional profile. That is why we have TradPlus & Veteran Student Services here in the Center for Student Involvement. We want you to know that you are not alone in your journey at Emporia State. Our TradPlus & Veteran Graduate Student is here to be resource, guide, and mentor for you as you pursue your studies at Emporia State University. And she is passionate about helping veteran and fellow TradPlus students succeed. If you have questions, need any type of assistance, or would like to learn more about campus resources available to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We believe in you, and we are here for you.

TradPlus & Veteran Student Contact Form

If you are a prospective or current TradPlus or veteran student and would like to learn more about either Emporia State University or TradPlus & Veteran Student Services, or you would like to receive assistance from our Graduate Student, complete the form below and our Graduate Assistant will contact you.

If you are a faculty/staff member and would like to refer a TradPlus or veteran student who you believe may benefit from TradPlus & Veteran Student Services, complete the form below so we may reach out to the student.