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WKU Military Student Services

1906 College Heights BLVD

Tate Page Hall, 408

Bowling Green, KY 42101

p: 270-745-2180

f: 270-745-4351

e: military@wku.edu

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Office will be CLOSED  

Monday, September 7

for Labor Day

 

Campus Resources

Academic Advising and Retention Center

AARC provides a wide range of academic services to undergraduate students. The Center coordinates academic advising activities among undergraduate colleges and academic departments for undergraduate students. All degree-seeking undergraduate students must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes until they have 90 hours and an Application for Graduation on file in the Office of the Registrar. AARC advises all Exploratory/ Generally Undecided students and helps these students plan for their potential major.

Acquired Brain Injury Resource Program

ABIRP offers information, services and support to individuals with acquired brain injury, their families and any other interested persons who reside in the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD). The Department of Communication Disorders at WKU directs the activities of the program with the assistance of members from the community.

Adult Learner Services

Adult Learner Services is a program specifically designed to help adults pursue a college degree.  Thinking about entering college for the first time but don't know where to start? Considering going back to school to finish a degree you started years ago but didn't complete? Wondering how long and what classes you would have to take to finish? We can help with these and other questions.  WKU Adult Learner Services offers a wide variety of assistance to "non-traditional" students.

Blackboard

Many classes at WKU require Blackboard as one of their educational tools, especially if you are taking an online course.

Campus Map

This maps shows where all the building and parking zones are on the main campus.

Career Services

Located in DSU A230, in the Student Success Center. We can provide help for students, alumni and employers alike in achieving their employment, career and graduate school goals.

Counseling and Testing Center

We believe that the university experience should be challenging, not overwhelming, and universities have a duty to support students as they are being challenged. To this end, the WKU Counseling and Testing Center is committed to promoting the academic mission of the university by providing a variety of psychological services to students that will augment recruitment, retention, and graduation by strengthening students’ capacity to tolerate distress, form healthy relationships, and seek healthy expressions of their ideals and values. The Counseling and Testing Center also advances the university’s mission by providing educational programming, training, and consultation to the students, faculty, staff, and constituents of WKU.

Financial Aid for Veterans

Veterans Affairs at WKU does not work for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The office serves as a liaison between WKU student veterans and dependents and the DVA. We assist students with the processing of VA forms for DVA educational benefits, advise students about certain procedural requirements, and certify enrollment of veterans and dependents to the DVA. Student entitlement is based on VA regulations. Monthly payment is determined by the number of credit hours for which that student is enrolled. The VA Coordinator also closely monitors each veteran's enrollment status and academic program according to DVA guidelines.

Office of the Registrar

We are responsible for the schedule of classes, student registration, enrollment verification, iCAP degree audit, degree certification, commencement, course inventory, academic calendars, and the undergraduate catalog,  in addition to a variety of other services provided to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Parking and Transportation

The mission of the Parking and Transportation Services department is to provide access to University programs and services through management of the University’s transportation resources. The goal of the Parking and Transportation Services department is to create a multi-modal campus to help faculty, staff, students and visitors reach their destinations. The department manages parking and transportation resources to meet these goals. This includes creating a safe environment for walking, biking, riding a bus, or driving a vehicle.

Student Accessibility Resource Center

The goal of the Student Accessibility Resource Center is to ensure that all students with disabilities are provided access to all facets of the Western Kentucky University experience; to facilitate and coordinate support services and programs that enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential; and to increase awareness among all members of the University so that students with disabilities are able to achieve academic success based on their abilities, not their disabilities.

Student Employment

The Student Employment Program at Western Kentucky University provides employment opportunities for students who are in need of earnings from part-time employment in order to pursue a course of study at the university. The program is also designed to assist University departments in meeting their objectives through the use of qualified student employees.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services at Western Kentucky University is a federally funded program which provides academic advisement, personal counseling, tutoring and other services designed to help students adjust to campus life, succeed academically and graduate from a post-secondary institution.

The Learning Center

At The Learning Center (TLC), WKU undergraduate students provide free peer-to-peer course specific tutoring. Currently enrolled WKU undergraduate students should make appointments for one-on-one or group tutoring via our online scheduling system. In addition to tutoring course specific content, TLC offers assistance with academic skill areas such as note taking, time management, test taking skills, etc.

TRIO Programs

A listing of all the Federal TRIO programs offered at WKU.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

This is essential for every student. It shows majors, graduation requirements, and much more.

WKU Elizabethtown/Fort Knox 

Regional Campus of WKU located in Elizabethtown and on post at Fort Knox, KY.

WKU Glasgow

Regional Campus of WKU located in Glasgow, KY.

WKU Health Services

Graves Gilbert Clinic at WKU Health Services is a full service primary care center dedicated to providing WKU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families with quality medical care. We have board certified physicians with multiple specialties. Our physicians also have admitting privileges at both The Medical Center and Greenview Hospital.

WKU OnDemand

We are proud to share our educational solutions with our service men and women. Western Kentucky University is a participating Servicemember Opportunity College (SOC). All WKU correspondence courses are approved for servicemembers of the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans, and other persons eligible under the provisions of the GI Bill. Each student must assume the responsibility for submitting the proper forms to assure payment of appropriate entitlements.

WKU Online

At WKU, we are committed to bringing an ever increasing number of distance learning opportunities to you. Online and independent learning courses offer unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to balance school with other obligations like never before. There are several graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs to choose from, as well as general education courses and electives. Each year WKU offers more than 1,000 courses online!

WKU Owensboro 

Regional Campus of WKU located in Owensboro, KY.

WKU Restaurant Group

The WKU Restaurant Group offers a wide variety of dining and Meal Plan options whether you live on or off campus.

WKU Store

An on campus resource for textbooks and official apparel & souvenirs.

Federal/State/Local Resources

American Council on Education (ACE)

This webpage takes you to the "Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces".  ACE's Military Guide presents credit recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military.  These credit recommendations appear on the service member’sJoint Services Transcript (JST).  All recommendations are based on ACE reviews conducted by college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas they review.

Center for Minority Veterans

The Center for Minority Veterans is part of the Office of the Secretary. The Center assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator -- As such the Center does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee relation problems. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA.

Center for Women Veterans

On May 5, 2010, President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 into law. The law includes provisions that help provide support for the caregivers of seriously injured Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, helps improve services for our nation’s 1.8 million women Veterans, and helps expand the availability of health care for Veterans and services preventing Veterans from becoming homeless. These measures and others honor the sacrifices of our men and women who have served this country proudly, the commitment and dedication of those who care for our wounded service members every day, and our Nation's sacred responsibility to stand by our troops, our Veterans, and their families.

Community College of the Air Force

CCAF serves the educational needs of the Air Force enlisted community by offering associate in applied science degrees and other credentialing programs that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention and support the career transitions of enlisted Airmen. The college is the only federally chartered institution in the United States that awards college degrees solely to USAF enlisted personnel. CCAF is accredited by the Commission of College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans has never wavered in our commitment to serve our nation’s service-connected disabled veterans, their dependents and survivors. Our largest endeavor in fulfilling that mission is our National Service Program. In 88 offices throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, the DAV employs a corps of approximately 260 National Service Officers (NSOs) who represent veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Veterans need not be DAV members to take advantage of this outstanding assistance, which is provided free of charge.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

DANTES helps service members and veterans pursue their educational goals and earn degrees or certifications both during and after their service. DANTES is a Department of Defense agency that provides leadership and support for this important effort through partnerships across the education community.

eBenefits

Your gateway to benefit information.  This site is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).  We serve Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized cargivers.

Ending Veteran Homelessness

No veteran should be without a place to call home.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Our focus is threefold: (1) Conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance.  (2) Connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans withhousing solutions,health care,community employment servicesand other required supports.  (3) Collaborating with federal, state and local agencies; employers; housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits; and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.   In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

GI BILL

Official G.I. Bill information

Helmets to Hardhats

Are you looking for a job, or a career? If you're looking for a career, you're in the right place. Helmets to Hardhats connects quality men and women from the Armed Forces into promising building and construction careers.

Kentucky Career Center

Kentucky Career Center serves as your link to employment, workforce information, education and training.

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) for Military and Veterans

Kentucky sponsored Financial Aid Programs

Military.com

Serving the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard.  Military.com is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America.

My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet is VA's online personal health record.  It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers.  My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team.  It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.  We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma. 

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory connects Wounded Warriors, Servicemembers, Veterans, their families and caregivers with those who support them. 

Real Warriors

The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Returning Service Members (OIF/OEF/OND)

Have you recently returned from military service? If you've served, you've earned benefits.

Robley Rex VA Medical Center (Louisville)

The Louisville VA Medical Center is an active, affiliated acute care and outpatient facility located on a 47-acre hilltop near downtown Louisville and overlooking the Ohio River. Louisville VA Medical Center’s main campus is located at 800 Zorn Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206. The medical center also operates three community based outpatient clinics in the greater Louisville area (Dupont, Newburg, and Shively), one in Grayson County, one in Fort Knox, KY, one in Scottsburg and one in New Albany, IN. These clinics make VA services more accessible for veterans residing in the Kentuckiana area. Additionally, Louisville VA Medical Center operates an approved TRICARE family practice and an outpatient mental health and behavioral sciences program at satellite locations within the Louisville area.

Social Security Online

The Social Security disability insurance program (sometimes referred to as SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

Students Veterans of America (National)

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January of 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (Nashville)

The Nashville VA Medical Center is one of two main campuses in the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), comprised of the Nashville and Alvin C. York Medical Centers and nine outpatient clinics. The Nashville campus offers primary, secondary and tertiary care to veterans living in middle Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS is affiliated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, with active residency programs in all major medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. In addition, the Nashville campus supports a vigorous research program of over $26 million annually. The Nashville campus serves as a VHA resource for solid organ and bone marrow transplants.

Transition Assistance Program

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure Service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business. This redesigned TAP is the result of an interagency collaboration to offer separating Service members and their spouses better, more easily accessible resources and information to make their transitions more successful.

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic

The Bowling Green Humana Outpatient Clinic opened in 2014 and provides services for veterans in Kentucky and Tennessee.  Services provided include Veterans' primary care, laboratory, dietician, pharmacist, state-of-the-art telemedicince services, social work and behavioral health services (part time).  For prescriptions: routine prescriptions processed through the mail or through My HealtheVet.

Vet Center

"We are the people in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner."

Veterans Benefits Administration

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides financial and other forms of assistance to veterans and their dependents.

Veterans Service Records

A National Archives website to request your DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, and/or Medical Records.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

 

 

 

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