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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

PTSD survivor to address Veterans TALK article thumbnailPTSD survivor to address Veterans TALKSilouan Green, a veteran and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) survivor and specialist will be featured in a Veterans TALK session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. ...
ISU takes part in Student Veterans Leadership Day article thumbnailISU takes part in Student Veterans Leadership DayTwo Illinois State students recently took part in Student Veterans Leadership Day in Springfield. ...
Illinois State named top school by Military Advanced Education article thumbnailIllinois State named top school by Military Advanced EducationIllinois State University has been named a top school in the 2015 Military Advanced Education (MAE) Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. ...
The Other Wes Moore author to headline Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner article thumbnailThe Other Wes Moore author to headline Martin Luther King Jr. DinnerAuthor, combat veteran, Rhodes Scholar and PBS show host Wes Moore will present The Other Wes Moore for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. Reservations are required. ...
Iraq War vet turns tragedy into comedy article thumbnailIraq War vet turns tragedy into comedyIn December 2003, a roadside bomb in Iraq turned U.S. Army 1st Lt. Stephen Rice’s left foot into hamburger. Nine years later, Rice ’02 was onstage at the Laugh Factory in L.A. joking about it.  ...

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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.


Bridges To Employment 

March 31, 2015

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Bone Student Center-Old Main Room

Executives and senior managers from the public and private sectors engage in a panel discussion to educate Veterans on the strengths they bring to their future careers. Following the panel, Veterans in attendance will be immersed in a networking forum, providing an opportunity for Veterans to engage with professional partners from numerous corporations to empower Veterans with networking skills and relationships necessary to succeed in the civilian sector.

Contact Veterans and Military Services for more information.



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Veterans on campus faculty staff


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