Once a week, early enough that the sun has barely risen, a small group gathers outside Green Library for an hour or so and chats. Seated around a table at Coupa Cafe, they discuss typical Stanford things: what classes to avoid, what grad schools to apply for, what articles they’ve been reading.
On Feb. 18, Stanford’s Board of Judicial Affairs declined to add military affiliation to the list of identities — including race, gender, socioeconomic status and more — explicitly protected under the Fundamental Standard. The University decision followed a request for the change nearly six months prior by Adam Behrendt ’19, president of the Stanford Undergraduate Veteran Association.
The Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) hosted a private Veterans Day reception on Wednesday to commemorate the service of veteran students, staff and faculty.
Stanford will open the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) at Tresidder Memorial Union this fall. OMAC, which will replace the Student Veterans Affairs Office (VA), will be open five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., an increase from the current VA, which was open one day a week for two hours.