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Office of Veterans Services

Office of Veterans Services and Center

Mission 

To ensure Kutztown University is a recognized leader among institutes of higher learning for the delivery of quality veterans services and opportunities that foster academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.

Vision

To be an actively engaged resource and referral center that provides excellent customer service, meaningful support, and timely guidance.

Goal

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

KU Definitions

Veterans - 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. Marines, U.S. Navy, U.S Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve Component.

Military-connected - term used to describe dependents (spouse and children) of military members who served or are currently serving.

Military-affiliated - term used to describe all students who have some affiliation to the military; those serving and those who are dependents of military members.

About US

The Kutztown University Office of Veterans Services provides a one-stop-shop suite of services, events, and programs for our military-affiliated students, faculty, and staff.  We exist to help our military-affiliated population succeed in their educational and career goals. The Veterans Services Center is a vital hub where students can study, relax, have access to computers and printers, socialize, meet members of the Military Club, and receive assistance with their GI Bill and other benefits. The Center offers a lounge environment equipped with flat screen television, a kitchenette with snacks and drinks (as available), Wi-Fi access, a multi-charging station for all your electronics, and Xbox. Stop by and visit our 'mini-USO!'

Veterans Center Office      

Some of our 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 through our partnership with the VFW Post 560 Scholarship program. 
  • 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.

The Office of Veterans Services is here to serve. Visit us on the second floor of the McFarland Student Union (SUB), Room 262.