Clemente Veterans Initiative Tacoma
THE CLEMENTE VETERANS’ INITIATIVE (CVI) PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (PLU) IS A FREE COLLEGE COURSE IN THE HUMANITIES THAT EXPLORES THEMES OF WAR AND RECONCILIATION THROUGH PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, ART AND US HISTORY, AND WRITING.
CVI PLU encourages and accepts applications from all veterans, regardless of race, gender identity, service years, deployment history, disability status, or discharge status. Family members and friends of veterans are also welcome to apply. A high school diploma or GED is not required for admission.
AT A GLANCE
- 12 weeks/24 class meetings
- February 22 – May 12, 2021
- Times TBD
- Tuition, books, and materials provided
- Childcare assistance available
- No prior education requirement
- Open to veterans and civilians
Meetings will be virtual via Zoom
The course is free and seeks to serve veterans who are challenged by their transition from soldier to civilian, and who are looking for an engaged community of peers to explore great moments of history, art, philosophy and literature.
All books and instructional materials are provided to students free of charge. Childcare and transportation assistance is available for those who need it.
For those who aspire to attend college in the future, CVI Tacoma also offers an opportunity to experience a college classroom and earn 3 transferable college credits from Bard College at no cost, and without using any VA benefits.