Military and Veteran Student Services

Mission: Our role is to support military members, veterans, and their families at UNI as they transition between military duty, college, and new careers. We are committed to faculty and staff education, on and off campus resource networking, advocacy, and listening to each student to ensure that each military affiliated students' voice is heard and they are empowered to achieve success in class and beyond.

Statewide PTSD Awareness Conference

Thank you for your interest in the Statewide PTSD Awareness Conference. If you have questions please contact Emily Meier at (319-610-0473) or Austin Kupka at

Pre Registration is OPEN. You can Register at the Door the day of.



The University of Northern Iowa Veteran Association (UNIVA) will host its third annual statewide PTSD Awareness Conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 27th, in the Maucker Union on the UNI campus.

The conference will cover issues and concerns related to PTSD that not only originate from military experiences but will also include topics regarding to secondary PTSD, vicarious traumas, and other related topics. Speakers will present on subjects such as mental, emotional and academic support for those suffering from secondary PTSD; the conference will focus on therapies and treatments along with secondary and vicarious PTSD; and will be a therapeutic intervention to the specific as well as broad challenges of changing generations of practitioners providing services to the evolving cultures of present day.

The conference will include an open panel discussion on how PTSD and the effects of secondary PTSD can challenge individuals during their day-to-day life, college and professional careers. This event will raise awareness to an unseen disorder by many. It will provide an opportunity to support continuing education to professionals and the general community alike.

Created to raise awareness to a hidden disorder, the conference provides an opportunity to support continuing education to professionals and the general community alike.

This conference will serve as a way for students to learn strategies for overcoming their PTSD as well as a conduit for college and university administrations to better serve their students who have been affected by PTSD.


Who: Community members, Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Date: March 27, 2019

Early Check-in: 7:30 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.

Time: 8 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Where: Maucker Union (Old Central Ballroom) 

Registration Deadline: March 22, 2019

General Registration Fee: $10.00 (you can pay at the door or by credit card when submitting your reservation)

Free for UNI students

CEU's available A nonrefundable $10.00 processing fee will be required of the participant who is applying for CEUs. Checks will need to be made out separately to the UNI Department of Social Work with date and name of the event in check memo and sent in prior to the time of the conference to:
Ashley Rasmussen
UNI – Social Work Department Sabin, Room 235 
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0405 


If submitting a UNI student registration, you do not need to proceed to the credit card form after you click "Submit and Proceed to Payment".