Veterans Resource Office

Support From Service to Graduation

We want our veterans, service members, and their families to thrive and succeed at Utah State University. Our mission is to foster a community of support for our vets, both in and out of the classroom.

Announcements

Welcome New VRO Freshmen! We are here to assist YOU.

Our new website is on its way! We are currently renovating Veterans Resource Office website to improve your experience with our office. Check back later this fall to see the new and improved site! In the mean time, you can find the information you need by exploring our existing pages or contacting us.

Contact Us

Veterans Resource Office

 

Staff
Andy Allen
Director, Veterans Resource Office
andy.allen@usu.edu
(435) 797-9855

Rebecca Tyler
Senior School Certifying Official
rebecca.tyler@usu.edu
(435) 797-9187

Paul Klimack
Office Manager | School Certifying Official
paul.klimack@usu.edu
(435) 797-0405

Utah State University's Division of Student Affairs is appreciative of your service to our country and happy that you have decided to pursue a degree here at USU. We look forward to doing our part to help you achieve success while you are here.

Returning to civilian and family life can be an adjustment; you are not alone. Utah State has dedicated staff and faculty members who have educated themselves about the unique challenges faced by veterans, some of whom are returning veterans themselves.

The Veterans Resource Office (VRO) was created to assist USU student veterans in their transition and adjustment from the military to academia and civilian life. The VRO serves as the central clearing house for veterans that need information or assistance regarding their VA benefits, USU related topics or civilian matters.

The VRO is also a place where veterans can gather and network with other veterans on campus in an environment that accepts and supports the unique aspects of military and veteran culture. Please stop in to find out more about the VRO, your input and involvement is welcome and enhances the USU veteran and military affiliated community.

Mission Statement

The Veterans Resource Office provides veterans, service members and their families with the highest level of support as they pursue their academic, career and personal goals at Utah State University. Through education, outreach and peer support, we will provide access to available resources on campus, in the community and through the VA.

Goals & Objectives

  • Assist individuals with the transition from service to academic life.
  • Educate individuals about financial resources available to students and veterans.
  • Advocate on behalf of students when necessary.
  • Collaborate with other University and community entities to provide resources and opportunities for veteran students.
  • Establish a mentoring program utilizing fellow students and faculty.
  • Educate the campus and community on veterans' affairs.

VRO Services

  • School Certifying Officials for Enrollment Certification
  • Veterans Benefits Assistance
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Free Tutoring
  • Free Computer Lab and Printing
  • Free Coffee and Lounge Access
  • Lending Library
  • Telehealth Private Space
  • Work Study Opportunities
  • and More!

Cache Valley Veterans Association

USU is fortunate to have the Cache Valley Veterans Association (CVVA), a Veterans 501c19 Veterans Non-Profit right here in Logan. They provide services and projects to assist Veterans in the Cache Valley Community and Franklin County Utah. The programs, services and projects are provided free to all Veterans, Service membeers and their families. Some of their projects include: Homeless Veteran Transition Program, Veterans Service Animal Project, Operation Veterans Rebuild, Honor Guard Services, Veteran Transition Program and more. 

Visit the CVVA at 1760 North 200 East, Suite 100. Phone number is 435-213-9098

The CVVA has a suicide hotline and texting at 435-938-2087. 

Katelyn Oetken

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. They offer the Veterans Scholarship Program and Veterans Emergency Grant Program.

We are happy to announce that recently, one of our own students, Katelyn Oetken was awarded the Veterans Scholarship. "I was thrilled to learn about my selection of the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship. I greatly appreciate the support Wells Fargo gives our military and military students like myself." Congratulations Katelyn!

Equine Assisted Therapy Research

Equine Therapy Research Study
Veterans with a diagnosis of PTSD can participate in an equine program research study.

Equine Assisted Therapy
An equine-assisted therapy research study at Utah State University in conjunction with VA in Salt Lake City.  No prior horse experience necessary.

Contact Us

Location

Taggart Student Center, Suite 225

Mailing Address

Veterans Resource Office
0106 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322-0106

Phone, Email & Hours

  • Main: (435) 797-7886
  • Peer Support: (435) 797-0405
  • Email: veteransresources@usu.edu
  • Computer and Lounge Access Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
  • School Certifying Official Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, walk-ins welcome

Staff

  • Director: Andy Allen
  • Senior School Certifying Official: Tana Beckstead
  • Senior School Certifying Official: Rebecca Tyler
  • Office Manager/School Certifying Official : Paul Klimack
  • VA Work-Study: Jon Gutierrez, Kenneth Bruderer, Andrew Hamlin, Kayla Edelman, Mitchel Nelson and Sathit Niensiri
Veterans Crisis Line


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