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Veteran’s support services


flagThe faculty and staff at Western Oregon University are dedicated to helping veterans and their dependents succeed. This website is intended to explain the services and resources available to veterans and their dependents attending WOU.


Getting Started

Have you applied for admission to WOU? Have you applied for your benefits? This page will walk you through the necessary steps to receive your benefits.
Get Started

Available Veteran’s Benefits and Forms

This page will help you understand which benefits you may qualify for and what forms you need to complete in order to qualify for benefits.
Veteran’s Benefits and Forms

Deployment and Unexpected Withdrawal

Instructions on what you need to do if you have to withdraw from classes unexpectedly.
Deployment and Unexpected Withdrawal

Veterans Connection Program

The Veterans Connection Program was developed to identify faculty and staff across campus who are interested in welcoming/mentoring students who have served in the military.
Veterans Connection Program

Veteran Success Center

Located in Werner University Center Room 108, the Veteran Success Center offers a comfortable lounge space, access to events, workshops, mentors, and tutors, as well as opportunities to get connected with peers through our chapter of the Student Veteran’s of America.
Visit the Center or Email wouveterans@wou.edu


GI-militaryFriendlyHelpful Links for Veterans

eBenefits Informational Video

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA)

Lines for Life (formerly Oregon Partnership) 800-273-8255

Salem Vet Center directions

U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs