Military and Veterans Services

Current and former U.S. military personnel make up a growing number of individuals starting or returning to college. The reality is that veterans, whether currently serving, just back from active duty, discharged, retired, or just starting out in military life, require a unique set of tools to complete their degrees.

At Kutztown University (KU), we understand your need for flexibility in programming because of time commitments and training/deployment schedules that come with military life. We understand your need for guidance through the complexity of scholarship and tuition assistance programs. We understand exactly what you need to get started, continue your education, and earn your degree.

You honored us with service to our country; we honor you with support and guidance to achieve your academic goals.

  • Why Veterans Choose KU

    Kutztown University is a four-year, public university located in Berks County, PA. KU is big, but not overwhelming. It’s a vibrant institution with more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. There are opportunities to meet new people, experience new things, and discover new ideas to propel you beyond what you thought was possible.

    Veterans choose Kutztown University for the same reasons other students do. The university provides an exceptional education in a thriving campus environment. But more importantly to you, we have a military-aware and appreciative faculty and staff who are committed to helping you succeed. A centrally located Veterans Services Center, staffed with a coordinator, is available to help you understand and process your military benefits, and transition from the military to college environment.

  • Available Services
    • Guidance and assistance on educational benefits eligibility and processing paperwork.
    • On-campus Veterans Liaisons in key offices (Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Housing, and others) to assist students to navigate the university system.
    • Green Zone/Got Your Six sensitivity awareness training that educates faculty and staff about the student-veteran transition experience so they can become campus advocates. 
    • Provide scholarship opportunities.
    • Counseling and Disability services, along with services that support student-veterans struggling with military-related trauma such as PTSD, TBI, and MST.
    • Conduct events and programs that connect veterans and build relationships with the campus community, Student Veteran Organization, community organizations, and employers.
    • Provide a Veterans Orientation for all new student-veterans and military-affiliated students.
    • Peer sponsors available during semester to help new students become familiar with KU's vast services and opportunities.
    • Mentoring program to support career goals.
  • Mission Statement

    To maintain a community of support for Kutztown University's diverse veteran and military community.  We are committed to providing quality services and programs that foster academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.

  • Vision

    To be an actively engaged resource and referral center of excellence.

  • Goal

    To honor KU military members, veterans, their families and supporters by providing meaningful service.

  • About Us

    The Kutztown University Office of Veterans Services provides a one-stop-shop suite of services, events, and programs for our veteran and military-affiliated students, faculty, and staff. We exist to help our students succeed in their educational and career goals.

    Our center is a vital hub of centralized resources with a lounge area so students can relax between classes, computer work stations, and meeting spaces.  Our resourceful coordinator can get you on track to use your military benefits and our Military Club members are ready and available to help you transition. Stop by and visit our 'mini-USO!'

  • KU Definitions

    Veteran - term used to describe a person who served or is currently serving honorably in one of the U.S. Armed Forces- U.S. Army, U. S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard.

    Military-affiliated

    1. This term is mainly used to describe students who are using military benefits that were transferred from their parent who served in the military.

    2. Occasionally, this term is used to describe students who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military, and students using their parent's military benefits.

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