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Transitioning Military


“Veterans have meant so much to this state and this University. Along with thanking and supporting them, we want to open our doors to veterans and let them know they are welcome at West Virginia University as students, employees and part of our family.”
WVU President James P. Clements


What’s In The News?

WVU – A Great Place to Learn and Work
It is an exciting time to be a faculty or staff member at West Virginia University. As President James Clements states, “WVU is an outstanding university. Our faculty and staff members are doing exceptional work to assure that WVU fulfills its core responsibilities: helping students learn, discovering new knowledge, and engaging with West Virginians to solve problems.”

West Virginia University appreciates the sacrifices made by veterans and military personnel and welcomes you to our campus community.


West Virginia University has been designated for the fourth consecutive year as a Military Friendly School by the publication GIJobs for the many services and activities offered.


West Virginia University Human Resources department received the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve on behalf of the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve Forces, for outstanding service and continuing support to the National Defense.

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West Virginia University received the Certificate of Partnership from Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces in recognition of being a welcomed and valued Employer Partner of the Armed Forces.

A Place for You and Your Family
As one of West Virginia’s major employers, West Virginia University offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages, including health, retirement, and insurance plans. A new campus child care center is available for children of faculty, staff, and students and an active employee wellness program promotes a healthy lifestyle. Our dual-career program provides personalized assistance to new faculty spouses and partners in their own job searches. A tuition assistance program, extensive training and development workshops and other educational development programs provide additional benefits and resources.

Over 500 veterans, military personnel, and/or their dependents are currently receiving benefits at West Virginia University. The University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and has a veterans’ mentor program to help students returning from combat.

Veterans Advocate, Terry Miller, serves as a liaison between students, campus departments, the Veterans’ Administration, and other agencies, helps with initiating GI Bill rights and privileges, and maintains the University’s Veterans Website.


Building a Veterans’ Community
The student organization Veterans of WVU was started on campus to help student veterans find friends and support those still serving. Starting in the Fall 2009 semester, West Virginia University began offering Veterans-Only courses. Photo: First Lieutenant Jared Jones serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Jared is currently enrolled in the West Virginia University College of Law.

WVU Military Leave Policy
Tuition Assistance
Additional Resources

West Virginia University is committed to Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.