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Purple Star

Ohio University was one of 33 universities in Ohio to be awarded the Collegiate Purple Star designation because of the University’s longstanding history of supporting military personnel in higher education. To meet the criteria, universities needed to have a dedicated military/veteran point of contact, priority registration for veterans and servicemembers, surveys for student veterans and servicemembers — along with their spouses and dependents — about needs and challenges and allow for the establishment of student-led groups and organizations for veterans and servicemembers. Read more about this special designation.

We are here to assist Ohio National Guardsman, military reservists, and veterans currently enrolled or working at Ohio University. Here, you will find helpful links to resources here at OHIO, as well as government websites, national organizations and other helpful military and veteran resources.

Government Websites

Fairfield Co. VA Services Office : This website specifically addresses VA services in Fairfield County.

GI Bill : This web link provides information about the GI Bill and education benefits.

OEF/OIF Service Members : This is a resource specifically for those veterans who have served in OEF/OIF.

Ohio Attorney General : This is a web resource for military members and veterans by the Ohio Attorney General.

OHIO CARES : This is a collaboration of state and local agencies supporting the behavioral health of returning OIF/OEF veterans and their families.

Ohio National Guard : This is a resource for those interested in the Ohio National Guard.

US Department of Justice-Know Your Rights : If you've been seriously injured while on active duty, make sure to read this publication that explains your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also provides information on where to get assistance.

US Department of Veterans Affairs : This website provides important information related to veteran services, such as the GI Bill and health care.

Veterans Benefits : This web page provides useful links to various veterans' benefits, such as education, compensation and life insurance.

National Organizations

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) : This non-profit organization works to better the lives of American veterans who are disabled.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) : This organization serves as a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States.

The American Legion : This is the nation's largest veteran service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) : This organization has a rich tradition in enhancing the lives of millions through its community service programs and special projects.

Other Helpful Resources

Executive Gateway : This professional development site is especially helpful for those seeking executive job positions.

Federal Careers : This is a jobsite that specializes in helping veterans find the right career.

GI Bill : The American Legion serves veterans and service members by providing them with information on the GI Bill. : This is a one-stop-shop for military service members with information about benefits, advice columns and everything military.

Recruit Military : This website is dedicated to helping veterans achieve professional success.

Today's GI Bill : This is yet another helpful resource in navigating through the new GI Bill.