A veteran is any individual who has served in the active military, naval, or airforce and was discharged under circumstances other than dishonorable. Certain military veterans qualify for Protected Veteran Status such as veterans of the Vietnam era, disabled veterans, special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, veterans who served on active duty during a war or campaign, and veterans who participated in a U.S. military operation that received an Armed Forces service medal.
Please be aware of the following resources that important information regarding your rights, including federal and state laws, definitions, and campus resources to assist students, staff, and faculty.
Protected Veteran Status
Federal & State Laws, Definitions & Resources
Faculty & Staff*
- US Department of Labor: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers (EEOC)
- USG provides a reserved space to all students, faculty, and staff who are military veterans, active duty, reserve, and National Guard members. The USG Center For Vets is located in Building III, 2nd floor, adjacent to the student lounge and the recreational center. It is open from 8 am - midnight.
- USG Center for Counseling and Consultation (CCC)
Please note, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
*Source: UMD Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct