Veteran and Military Center

Services

The Veteran and Military Center at Wright State University is focused on providing a variety of services to veterans and military-connected students.

The Efficient Processing of GI Bill® Benefits

We know that navigating college brings many challenges. For veterans and military-connected students, there can be an added layer of “red tape" when dealing with GI Bill benefits. To facilitate the smooth processing of your benefits:.

  • All new students should make a face-to-face appointment with the VMC prior to using any GI Bill benefits on campus.
  • Our office has two individuals who serve as certifying officials. We strive to process all benefit claims within 48 hours during peak times, with same-day processing the norm. It is important to note that the receipt of your benefits may take from far longer.
  • Our office can advocate and troubleshoot VA GI Bill claims for you.

Visit the Available Veteran Educational Benefits and Counseling page to get started

Academic Support and Advocacy

To be successful in college, you must demonstrate mastery of course material. To assist you in that we goal, we provide:

  • Facilitate priority registration for all veterans or military-connected individuals not using GI Bill benefits. If you would like access, please bring a copy of your DD214 or military ID to the VMC.
  • Peer advisors and Orientation program: New students are encouraged to attend our veterans-only orientation. You can opt to partner with a “battle buddy,” a more experienced student, during -your first semester so you can talk to a peer about the best way to navigate your college experience.
  • Free tutoring through the Student Academic Success Center (122 Student Success Center).
  • In-house academic advising—VMC Associate Director Amanda Watkins can assist you with any academic issues.
  • Veteran-specific courses—Veterans Voices Oral History Class and the Veterans Affairs minor.
  • Student Advocacy—An advocate supports youthrough a difficult situation. Misunderstandings with professors or other offices on campus can cause stress or confusion. Our staff can act on your behalf to assist you in resolving any issues navigating your college experience.

Visit the Resources page for more academic support links

Career and Leadership Development

A key principle in your educational goals is your professional development. The Veteran and Military Center is here to help you meet your professional and leadership development goals. We can assist you in your hunt for an internship, provide workshops for everything from resumes to politics in the workplace, and create opportunities for you to network with professionals engaged in the community.

If graduation is impending and you are not sure of the next step, or you just started and would like to begin this crucial development now, contact the VMC. We can set you in the right direction. We are here to empower you to be successful, but your effort and commitment are the first step.

  • Career-oriented workshops: Resume writing, networking, and graduate schoolpreparation
  • Communicate job/career/internship opportunities to our constituents
  • Sponsor students at career-oriented events

Visit the resources page

Community Development and Engagement

  • Partner with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion for events and opportunities
  • Host the Regional Troop and Family Assistance (RISFAC) quarterly meeting twice each year
  • Gather tickets for local sporting events, on campus and off.