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William Joiner Institute

Facilitating Objective Discourse & Positive Change through Research, Service & Celebration

We celebrate, research, and support veterans past, present and future to inform, develop and implement equitable policies, programs and pathways to help ensure the health, safety, well-being and success of veterans, their families, and others impacted by war or military service, without exception.

*** Answers about the campus's response to the coronavirus can be found in our special sectionIf you have any Joiner specific questions, please email


The Honor-a-Vet program showcases and honors the outstanding character, patriotism, and service of the men and women who have served and continue to serve with distinction. 



Content on this site does not imply a formal endorsement or condemnation from the William Joiner Institute or its staff. Anything shared is provided for any site visitor’s information, use, and engagement as they feel appropriate based on their interests.

Banner photo credit: dave_7 from Lethbridge, Canada (Vietnam Memorial Wall) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons