Eastern Michigan University
EMU is a proud member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). As a SOC member we agree to a reasonable transfer of military credit for training.
If you have questions about your eligibility for educational benefits, you will need to complete and submit an application for benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please see our Forms section to apply.
The Department of Veteran Affairs groups eligible parties into certain chapters. To determine which chapter you belong to, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/benefits_resources/benefit_comparison_tools.html Knowing your chapter will increase our ability to answer your questions and concerns in the shortest time possible.
The Ann Arbor HealthcareSystem - Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (V.I.T.A.L.) - Brittany Powers;is on-campus Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm to meet with any Veteran, family member, friend, faculty, or staff interested in finding out more about what the VHA has to offer, eligibility & enrollment, information on health care benefits, assistance with navigating VA healthcare, mental health care options, assistance with Myhealthevet and ebenefits registration.
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services - Reginald Rogers; assist disabled; non-disabled veterans and their dependents/ spouses achieve successful readjustment into their lives while pursuing their educational goal which would enable the individuals to transition into civilian workforce through addressing issues that may prevent / hinder them from achieving otherwise.
On-Campus VA counselor to serve the needs of our Veteran students and their families; students can obtain information on educational and other available VA benefits. Counselor is available Monday & Tuesdays 8:00am – 4:00pm. A Comprehensive Evaluation can be completed on campus.
Service Connected Claims
Service Connected Claims assistance is provided by VFW Claims Office Drew Cummings. Drew is available to assist any veteran with service connected claims whether or not they are an EMU student. Drew works out of the MVRC several days a week, but also visits other campus and VA facilities. You can call (734-487-3119) to make an appointment with Drew or contact him by e-mail at email@example.com
PAVE – Peer Advisors for Veteran Education. PAVE connects new student veterans with trained Peer Advisors – volunteer vets who have already made a successful transition to college.If you are new to EMU, we hope you will connect with PAVE for assistance and support. Peer Advisors are ready to help you find answers to questions encountered by most students veterans transitioning to a college campus. It's also a great way to get connected to the veteran community on campus.
If you are already established at EMU, we hope you will consider becoming a Peer Advisor. The time commitment is manageable– just one to two hours per week plus a one-day on-campus training session. In return, you'll gain valuable interpersonal and problem-solving skills, expand your campus network, and earn a letter of recommendation worth highlighting on your résumé. Best of all, you'll make a difference in the life of a fellow student veteran.
To learn more about participating in PAVE:
Check out the PAVE website:
Contact the PAVE Program Coordinator:
(734) 998-5828 office
VA Student Orientation
An 1hour session designed to arm students withe pertinent information regarding EMU services specific for the needs of the veteran and their dependents/spouses. Assist you with applying to use your benefits through the VA, filling out your FASFA forms, registering for classes, determining which VA education benefit is right for you and working with the VA regarding payment issues. TO ensure the students is aware and understands the policy and procedures of receiving their VA Educational Benefits at EMU.
Student Veterans of America Chapter
A 501(c)(3) coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe. These member chapters are the "boots on the ground" that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically.
EMU has a small but active group and is seeking more student veterans interested in growing this local chapter of a national organization of student veterans.