Programs and Support
The Position serves as an advisor and advocate to veteran students to provide admissions, academic, career, transfer, financial aid, and counseling information. Students can work with the Veterans Advocate to get questions and issues resolved. The Veterans Advocate can also assist with initiating the GI Bill. The Veterans Advocate also participates in college activities aimed at improving the campus climate for veteran students. The Veterans Advocate office is located in Room 1214 next to the Financial Aid Office
Student Veterans Corps
During the Spring 2013 semester the Veterans Corp and SVA helped display flags around the school campus to honor veterans and also raised over $1,000 dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Military Leave Policy
Title: #VI-1. Students Called to Active Military Duty
Date: June 18, 2002
In accordance with WV Code 15-1f-1a and on the basis of University policy published in the West Virginia University Undergraduate Catalog, the following policy is hereby in effect for the campus of West Virginia University at Parkersburg:
- Upon notification of a student that he or she is called to active duty before the end of the first three quarters of the semester, the student will be granted a full refund of refundable fees (but no course credit).
- Upon notification from the student that he or she is called to active duty after the “three-quarters” date, WVU at Parkersburg will award full credit (with assigned letter grade or “P”) for courses in which the student is enrolled provided the student has passing grades at the time of departure. If the student does not have a passing grade at the time of departure, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the respective course(s) and issued a refund (of refundable fees).
- Upon re-enrollment, the student’s educational status, financial aid eligibility, or other benefits will not be adversely affected by the military leave of absence. Current federal and state regulations will apply.