FHSU Services for Soldiers

(source: Fort Hays State University)


US Services for Soldiers

(source: IAVA - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

Academic Advising
Get the assistance you need from professional advisors to help you make informed decisions that lead to academic, personal and professional success!

Academic Support and Tutoring
Make the grade through free tutoring, individualized help with study skills, and college and life skills workshops.

Find out when a counselor will be in your area, plan a campus visit, get your questions answered...and apply to be a Tiger!

Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Take advantage of free, confidential counseling for drug and alcohol issues as well as education for DUI, MIP, MIC, OC, and possession arrests.

Career Exploration
Let a career counselor assist you in exploring your interests, abilities, and values, in order to find careers and majors that fit your goals.

Career Services
Looking for a full-time, part-time, or internship position?  Let Career Services point you in the right direction!

Center for Student Involvement

Are you looking for ways to make friends and have fun? Discover your ultimate one-stop-shop for information, support and resources to get involved in campus life.

Disability Student Services
Discover how we can help you make the most of college through a variety of academic and co-curricular services.

Diversity Affairs
Whether you need support as a student of color, GLBTQ or ally, want to join a club, or have questions about diversity programming at FHSU, you can find assistance here.
Financial Assistance/Scholarships
Take advantage of the different types of federal, state and community aid available to you, and find the help you need to get through the application process!

First Year Experience
Make the most of your first year in college. Get connected through New Student Orientation and learn tips and tricks through the TIGER Series and focus on academics through the Res. Life FYRE program.
Military Glossary of acronyms and terms to assist faculty, staff and service members.
Judicial Affairs
Have question or complaint regarding student behavior? Find out more about FHSU’s Code of Conduct, mediation and conflict management.

Kelly Center Support Services
Take advantage of free tutoring, academic support, personal counseling, alcohol and drug counseling, and testing services to help you reach your academic and personal best.

Personal Counseling
Get the free, confidential support you need to manage stress, cope with transition, deal with relationship difficulties, or work on things you want to change.

Through the Registrar’s office, take care of official business such as verifying your admission or enrollment status, obtaining an official FHSU transcript or checking the status of your degree summary.

Residential Life/Learning Communities
Take advantage of the support you’ll find living on campus, and enjoy all the convenience, accessibility  - and fun - whether you choose a traditional residence hall, modern or family friendly apartment. 
Student Fiscal Services
Have any questions about finalizing enrollment or paying your Student Account balance? Student Fiscal Services can assist you with finalizing your enrollment. In addition, they can answer any question you may have about your Student Account or the release of the balance of your financial assistance to you.

Student Health

From treating minor illnesses to providing immunization shots and physical exams, Student Health is the place to go for support and health information on campus.

The University Bookstore
Order your books for the upcoming semester, buy some cool FHSU gear, or find the perfect gift for someone special.

Tiger Card
Get (or replace) your Tiger ID card to check out materials at the library, access your meal plan, spend flexi-cash, used as a debit card on campus and around town, and get into sporting events and the Wellness Center.
Virtual Students can request an ID card through the TigerTracks portal.

Tiger Pre-Enrollment
Once you've been accepted as a student at FHSU, Tiger Pre-Enrollment is your next step to starting (or continuing) your educational journey.

Tiger Tots
Have a Tiger cub at home? Conveniently located in Rarick Hall, Tiger Tots offers high quality daycare/pre-school education for children age 3-5.
The Department of Defense has taken education very seriously over the past several decades; however, the educational needs of today’s soldiers are at the forefront. Luckily, the DoD understands your needs and offers numerous resources for your advancement. This site offers links to various resources such as the VA and AFA.

Whether you decide to begin an educational career now or at some point in the future, planning your financial needs is critical. The DoD offers numerous resources to ease the personal financial burden that pursuing an education can have on you and your family. Learn of some of those resources by going to this site.

General Resources
General Resources will give you information on Military Kids, The Veterans Foundation, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project, and others

Military personnel have a unique challenge of finding readily available health providers when mobilization takes them from one location to another throughout the world. The Department of Defense understands this challenge and offers resources at your disposal. They include the Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities Locator and Directory, the VA Dental treatment option, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, and more.

The grim reality of life in the military is that many times you return from combat and find yourself struggling to adapt to civilian life. Many veterans find the transition to college, or the transition into the workforce very challenging. This shift can lead to some very serious concerns for soldiers. There are many resources which can be of assistance to you.

Housing typically isn’t an issue for soldiers while they are on active duty, but what about when that duty is over? This site can give you resources for securing loans, job training, etc.

Jobs & Careers
While veterans find several challenges upon return from military service, employment should not be one of them. The DoD has understood this challenge for many years. Organizations such as “Hire Vets First,” “Troops to Teachers,” and “Hire Heroes” can be very beneficial to veterans. Many organizations and institutions want to hire veterans because of their dedication, expertise in the field, and reliability.

The National Veterans Legal Services Program is an independent, nonprofit, veterans service organization dedicated to ensuring that the US government honors its commitment to our veterans by providing them the federal benefits they have earned through their service to our country.

Military Families
While you are away defending freedom to our country, your family finds its own challenges as they struggle to provide a respectable life at home. The Air Force Aid Society, the Army Family Readiness Group, Army OneSource, Marine Moms, and others will insure that your family’s needs are fulfilled.

Reserve Component
Reservists have unique challenges unlike regular duty service men and women. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) are just a couple of the initiatives dedicated to reservists and their families.

Although service to our country will take you to destinations around the world, there is a major difference between travel for the armed services and travel for relaxation and pleasure on your own time. The Vocations for Veterans organization and the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. are just a couple of organizations dedicated to making vacation travel attainable.

Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is your one source for all services provided for veterans of the Armed Forces.

Women's Issues
The Department of Veterans Affairs – Center for Women Veterans is unique in assessing the needs of women Veterans, with respect to VA programs such as compensation, rehabilitation, outreach, healthcare, etc.
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