Welcome Southern Oregon University Veterans!
"The Veterans Resource Office assists Veterans and their families in pursuing their educational, professional, and vocational objectives. The VRO serves as a liaison between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the university to certify enrollment, provide information on Veteran benefits, and monitor students’ degree plans and academic progress."
This page is for Veterans of the United States Armed Forces and their dependents. Veterans and their dependents may be eligible to receive Educational Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Oregon National Guard Offices.This online information should answer your questions when coming to SOU, as well as how to apply for Educational Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
On the SOU Ashland Campus, the Veterans Resource Office works closely with students to help with the VA Education process, among many other duties. If your questions are not answered here, please contact any of the Veterans Representatives at the Veteran's Resource Office at 541-552-7102. Also, feel free to stop by and visit, a VRO staff member is available Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Commuter Resource Center on the main floor of the Stevenson Union. We have a space dedicated as a meeting and study space for Veterans. Our friendly and knowledgeable student staff will assist you in interpreting your benefits and provide both local and campus resources.
The Veterans Resource Office is also home to the Student Veterans Association, the on-campus Veterans Club. Currently the SVA has more than 35 student-veterans and military supporters who work closely with our community groups and school officials on behalf of all student veterans.
Veterans must request VA certification each term (including summer sessions). Contact the SOU Veterans Certifying Official in the Commuter Resource Center (Second floor of Stevenson Union) for upcoming terms: 541-772-7102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They will certify your enrollment and forward the request to the regional VA Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma for processing. The VA determines eligibility for Educational Benefits in all cases.
Office Contact Information:
Veterans Certifying Official: John Westbrook