Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

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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.


V.I.T.A.L.The Ann Arbor HealthcareSystem - Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (V.I.T.A.L.) - The EMU MVRCs partnership with the Ann Arbor Healthcare System provides information to the Veteran, family members, friends, faculty, and any other staff requiring information 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. 
Point of Contact: Ms. Brittany Powers, LMSW, College and University Outreach Program brittany.powers@va.gov

Vet Success on Campus (Vocational Rehabilitation)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services - Reginald Rogers; assists 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 & Fridays from 8:00am – 4:00pm.  A Comprehensive Evaluation can be completed on campus.
Point of Contact: Reginald Rogers, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, reginald.rogers2@va.gov


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:

Brittany Konarz (konarz@med.umich.edu
(734) 998-5823 office

Eastern Michigan University Student Veterans of America (SVA) 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.  For more information about the EMU Chapter of SVA contact Manda Osborn at mosbor16@emich.edu

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