Military and Veteran Services
Welcome Active Duty Military, Veterans and Military Family Members
Valdosta State University is proud to welcome members of the military and veterans. We honor your service and value the experiences and perspectives you bring to the classroom. The university has a long tradition of providing educational services to active duty military at Moody Air Force Base, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and Albany Marine Logistics Base. The Adult and Military Programs Department was created in 2010 to assist adult learners and especially military/veteran students to successfully earn college degrees. We are committed to offering you our best - in academic advising, transitional guidance and opportunities to connect with other military/veteran students.
Military Outreach Center
If you are a veteran, military student or military family member, check out the VSU Military Outreach Center now located at 103 E. Brookwood Place. Mark A. Smith can help you connect with resources available at VSU and in the community. Or, just drop by to network with other veterans.
Contact us by email at AMP@valdosta.edu, by phone at 229-253-2873, or come by our office at 103 E. Brookwood Place on the VSU campus between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
News for Military/Veteran Students
Complimentary Military Service Honor Cords for VSU Graduates
If you are participating in VSU's commencement exercises and are an active duty military or a military veteran, service honor cords are available to you compliments of the VSU Vets and the Adult and Military Programs Department. The cords may be worn during commencement for either the graduate school or undergraduate exercises.
To receive service honor cords, come by the AMP office within one month of your graduation date at 103 Brookwood Place. The office is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Support American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
Karen Butler and Mark Smith (right), officers of the VSU Vets, found willing customers during the 2012 Relay for Life Bake Sale. As a result of this and other fundraising events, VSU Vets raised nearly $1400 to benefit the American Cancer Society in 2012.
Students and officers of the VSU Vets are preparing to fundraise for the 2013 Relay for Life event.
Come join. us on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7pm Bring your friends and family!
VSU Earns "Military Friendly" Titles from GI Jobs, Military Advanced Education and Military Times Edge Magazines!
Accepting the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 2012 plaque are (l to r) Mark Smith, VSU Vets President; Dr. Jerry Merwin, AMP Director; and Dr. Louis Levy, VSU Interim President.
Board of Regents Expands Fee Waiver for Active Duty Military Personnel
The Georgia Board of Regents approved a resolution at its April 2012 meeting which includes an exemption from the Special Institutional Fee for all active duty military students beginning Fall 2012. This expands the waiver which was already available to any active duty military member with approved Tuition Assistance from Moody AFB, Kings Bay NB and Albany MCLB. Eligible military personnel should contact VSU Veterans Affairs or VSU Registrar for appropriate forms.
Useful Links for Veteran and Military Students
- VSU Office of Veterans Affairs
- Welcome To DANTES Home Page
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- GA Dept of Veterans Services
- USG Veterans Student Information
- American Council on Education (ACE)
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Military Spouse Educational Support via CAA
- List of Local, Georgia and National Veteran Service Organizations
- VSU is a Service members Opportunity College and SOC website
- VSU at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, GA
- VSU at Kings Bay Submarine Base