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Purdue works to help veterans adjust to campus

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue University is reaching out to student veterans to help them adjust to campus life.

A new mentor program and center for veterans are part of a broader effort to support those who have joined the ranks since the Post 9/11 GI Bill was passed in 2009.

The Journal & Courier reports more than 500 veterans are enrolled at Purdue.

The university's Veterans Success Center provides a one-stop shop for veterans who need to process or understand their GI benefits. It also acts as a meeting and programming space.

The university also has launched a mentor program to provide incoming veterans with an advocate to answer questions.

Professor Gary Steinhardt says there's no generation gap between Vietnam veterans like himself and this generation because "scared is scared."

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