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On-Campus Contacts

Veterans Contact / Registrar's Office

Phone: (541) 737-0747
Email: Veterans@oregonstate.edu

Veterans Contact / Student Life
Willie Elfering

Phone: (541) 737-7662   
Email: william.elfering@oregonstate.edu
Webpage: veterans.oregonstate.edu
Refer to the Contact Us page for more information.

 

 

15 Things Veterans Want You to Know

 

This is the cornerstone course for PsychArmor and was created to educate anyone who works with, lives with, or cares for our military Veterans. PsychArmor asked hundreds of Veterans what they wanted civilians, employers, educators, health care providers, and therapists to know about them. These comments were used to create the topics of this course including 5 Questions You Should Always Ask Veterans, 1 Question You Should Never Ask Veterans, and 15 Facts that promote greater understanding of our Veterans.

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Information for Faculty

 

  • Veterans may miss class due to VA appointments which, if missed, can take 1 to 4 months to be rescheduled
  • Any student with orders to report for active military duty may withdraw at any time. If sufficient coursework has been accomplished and the instructor feels justified in granting credit for the course, credit may be granted.
  • Incomplete Grade Policy: When a requirement of a course has not been completed for reasons acceptable to the instructor and the rest of the academic work is passing, a report of "I" (incomplete) may be made and additional time granted. The "I" is only granted at the discretion of the instructor.    (See AR 17 for the full policy)
  • Consider including information on class syllabi for student veterans, such as:
    "Veterans and active duty military personnel with special circumstances are welcome and encouraged to communicate these, in advance if possible, to the instructor."

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What you may experience in your Classroom or Office

 

  • Discomfort with unfamiliar people or surroundings
  • The need to sit away from windows or in back of class, and a reluctance to speak in class
  • Sensitivity to war references and/or discussions or assignments on topics relating to war
  • A need for increased encouragement and guidance
  • Physical issues due to injury/chronic pain which makes it difficult to sit for long periods of time
  • Non-visible injuries including but not limited to hearing, head injury, PTSD, which may impact communications
  • Reluctance to ask for assistance

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An Opportunity to learn more

 

Learn more about our student veterans and how to taking part in the transition form military to college life.

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