Advice and guidance on things like current data on veterans at UW–Madison, active duty policy, how UW–Madison defines our veterans, and how to best support students.
Veterans at UW–Madison
- 887 student veterans
- 2,004 students who are children or spouses of veterans/current service members
- 670 students using a GI Bill
Active duty policy
The policy from the Office of the Provost applies to all enrolled UW students who are called to, or already on active U.S. military service.
We use the term “student veteran” to describe students who are veterans of the U.S. military under the federal definition or currently serving in the armed forces. The needs of these various students can vary, but further dividing the community is not necessary for providing adequate support or enhancing the student experience.
We use the term “military-connected student” to describe all students we serve. This population includes student veterans along with children and spouses of current or former members of the U.S. military. “Military-connected” does not include all ROTC students, but cadets and midshipmen may also identify as former military or family members.
Veteran – a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable
Armed Forces – the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, including their Reserve components
Reserve Component – the Army, Naval, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard Reserves and the Army and Air National Guard of the United States
Report an issue
Student of concern
Any student displaying behaviors that may interfere with their ability to be successful or disrupts the learning of others.
Bias or hate incident
Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.
Supporting students experiencing issues involving misconduct, how to talk to students you are concerned about, addressing disruptive behavior, and verbal de-escalation.
Students have many ways to connect with others who share their goals, attitudes, and interests - as well as opportunities to expand their horizons.
University Veterans Services
333 East Campus Mall
10th floor, Suite 10320
Madison, WI 53715
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm