Support and Resources for Veterans

Student Veterans Organization

The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is a registered student organization geared towards veterans and active-duty military, their families and other supportive members of the community. It’s a chapter of the national Student Veterans of America, which has representation on more than 1,200 campuses across North America. The group is also welcoming of military spouses and dependents, who themselves have had distinct experiences, ones that aren’t necessarily common to the rest of the UW Tacoma student population.

Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE)

The Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) provides an applied training environment that supports military veterans, their spouses, and non-veterans entrepreneurial aspirations and promotes their understanding of the modern for-profit, non-profit and social entrepreneurship business startup lifecycle.

VIBE provides a dynamic, supportive environment to develop practical and relevant business skills, refine your business concepts, pursue capital and cultivate business relationships to maximize a successful startup. Learn from local and nationally renowned executives, successful local entrepreneurs and distinguished mentors while sharing the journey with fellow veterans and UW Tacoma community.

Academic Advising Center

Academic advisors at UW Tacoma are committed to student academic success. Your academic advisor will partner with you to support your academic plans and goals. Student veterans should meet regularly with their academic advisor. For first-year students and students who have not yet declared a major, your academic advisor is assigned. See the Advising Directory for further information.

Teaching & Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) provides assistance for students in writing, mathematics and other quantitative courses as well as offer workshops in learning strategies, writing and quantitative skills.

Veterans Navigator

The Veterans Navigator is a position supported by a partnership between UW Tacoma and the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that transitioning veterans have all the tools and support they need to be successful. Our Navigator provides our student veterans with referrals to on and off campus services, explains campus culture to transitioning veteran students, offers social support, bolsters engagement opportunities and serves as a peer mentor. Our Veterans Navigator is a current or recently graduated student who understands the issues facing transitioning service members with knowledge of the services available within our community along with direct access to resources from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs.

Disability Support Services

The UW Tacoma is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities or temporary health conditions. Disability Support Services (DSS) is a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all UW Tacoma students. Your information will be held in confidence under FERPA. To request housing or academic accommodations for a disability or temporary health condition, contact dssuwt@uw.edu.

Career Development

The Career Development office assists students and alumni in developing, evaluating and implementing career and educational decisions.