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.
UW student veterans report
Information about enrolled student veterans (2013-2015) including demographics and educational interests.
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
Source: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations – 38 CFR 3.1(d)
- The Hard Path From Afghanistan to the Classroom
- National Veteran Education Success Tracker (pdf)
- Combat in the Classroom
- War, Trauma, and the Writing Classroom: A Response to Travis Martin’s “Combat in the Classroom"
- The American Veteran Experience and the Post-9/11 Generation (pdf)
- VETWAYS: a great list of additional scholarships
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.
This could include a student that you are concerned about, hazing, stalking, or a missing student.
Supporting students experiencing issues involving misconduct, how to talk to students you are concerned about, addressing disruptive behavior, and verbal de-escalation.
Getting students involved
Match student passions with opportunities to get involved and to grow their leadership skills at UW–Madison.
Students have many ways to connect with others who share their goals, attitudes, and interests - as well as opportunities to expand their horizons.
Viewing health and well-being through personal physical health, mental health, and connection to a safe campus where all students can thrive.
University Veteran Services
school certifying officials
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University Veterans Services
333 East Campus Mall
10th floor, Suite 10320
Madison, WI 53715
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Drop-ins are always welcome, but appointments are encouraged.
Please visit our About Us page to make an appointment with a member of our staff.