The author interviews Sam Smith, national president of Omega Delta Sigma.

Omega Delta Sigma is a nationally recognized, co-ed veterans fraternity. Involvement is the best way to help students succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Socialization, campus activities, recreation, leadership, service opportunities, and engagement in academic activities with peers are just a few enablers to a successful academic career. This philosophy also holds true for student veterans.

However, student veterans are also accustomed to a former lifestyle of intense pressure, regimented routine, goal orientation, and a disciplined combat mindset. Living in underclassmen dorms with younger, less disciplined, and in many cases irresponsible students is seldom appealing to these former warriors, to say the least. In some cases this mix can be a trigger.