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Veterans and Military Services

Veterans and Military Services helps to aid the University by providing assistance to all student-veterans at Illinois State University, including:

  • eligible veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces ( Illinois residents and nonresidents)
  • eligible reservists and National Guard members
  • children and spouses or survivors of veterans deaths or permanent and total disabilities were service-connected
  • children of servicemen or servicewomen missing in action or held as prisoners of war for more than 90 days

Specifically, the office facilitates the issuance of education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs, and provides appropriate forms and information relative to military grants and scholarships made available to students through the state of Illinois.

Veterans Stories

A passion for service: From the military to nursing article thumbnailA passion for service: From the military to nursingMatt Baxter’s dream of receiving his B.S.N. came true as he celebrated graduating from Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing on August 8. ...
Archives hold personal stories of WWI article thumbnailArchives hold personal stories of WWIThis summer’s anniversary of World War I is a time to remember that the “war to end all wars” drew many people affiliated with Illinois State into service, including many women. ...
ISU ROTC cadets raise money for Wounded Warrior Project article thumbnailISU ROTC cadets raise money for Wounded Warrior ProjectAs part of this year's Science and Technology Week, the Redbird Battalion hosted a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. ...
Video: Veteran finds a home at Illinois State article thumbnailVideo: Veteran finds a home at Illinois StateMatt Thein is one of Illinois State’s biggest cheerleaders. Literally. The physically fit Air Force veteran is one of several hundred former members of the military on the Illinois State campus. ...
Is your resume getting the results you want? article thumbnailIs your resume getting the results you want?Having a problem getting job interviews? The problem may be with your resume. The goal of a resume is to showcase your skills and experience and persuade an employer that you have what it takes to be successful in a position or career. ...

Read more veteran stories.

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Supporting our Veterans

Illinois State University is a military-friendly campus.


Military Appreciation Night at ISU Volleyball
September 26th at 7pm

Career Service is offering Veterans' Grab-n-Go Lunch & Walk-In Resume Critiques,

October 9, 2014

11:30-1:00

Veterans Lounge Moulton 110


Veterans on campus peer to peer

Veterans on campus faculty staff


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