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
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 visit the Apply for Benefits page prior to using any Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, or state of Ohio related military educational 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 Using Benefits 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. You are eligible for priority registration if you are:
- A veteran of US Armed Services
- A current Guard or Reserve member of the US Armed Services
- An Active Duty member of the US Armed Services
- New students are encouraged to attend our veterans-only orientation.
- Free tutoring through the Student Academic Success Center (122 Student Success Center).
- Student Advocacy—An advocate can support you through a difficult situation
- In-house academic and career coaching and support. 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.
Career and Leadership Development
A key principle in your educational goals is your professional development. The Veteran and Military Center can assist you in meeting your professional and leadership development goals. 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 school preparation
- Meetings and facilitated social and professional sessions with members of VMAS (the WSU Veteran and Alumni Association).
- Communicate job/career/internship opportunities through our weekly communications.
Visit the Career Services website.
Community Development and Engagement
The Veteran and Military Center staff participates, communicates, and collaborates with a wide variety of public agencies, non-profit professional groups, non-profits, other institutions of Higher Education, and individuals to ensure that we can provide the widest range of services and support to our current students. That list includes but is not limited to:
- The Ohio Department of Veteran Services
- U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (aka The VA) and the MyVeterans Community initiative
- The Department of Defense (the DOD)
- Ohio Veterans Educational Council (OVEC) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)
- The Ohio National Guard and Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee (ISFAC)
- Association of Veteran Education Certifying Officials (AVECO)
- NASPA’s Veterans Knowledge Community (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators)
- SOCHE’s Veterans Services Committee (Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education)
- Montgomery County Veteran Services Commission
- The Dayton Veteran Affairs Medical Center (the Dayton VA)
- The Dayton Veteran Readjustment Center
- The Wounded Warrior Project
- Wright Patterson Air Force Base
- Miami Valley Public Media – WYSO
- Honor Flight
Pre-K 12 Purple Star Schools and other K-12 students: Our staff is committed to providing as much information to incoming prospective students about how to utilize the wide variety of educational benefits available to veterans and military-connected individuals at the federal and state level. This included dependents and spouses. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-775-5550 if you would like to partner with the VMC staff to provide an information session or workshop.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.