Office of Veterans Affairs Support for veterans and their dependents at WSU Tri-Cities

The Office of Veterans Affairs provides support to those who have defended our country and their eligible dependents

Veterans Center

The Veterans Center in West 203 is staffed by veteran work-study students and the VetCORPS navigator and in West 269D by the Campus Certifying Official. The office provides assistance for student veterans seeking information about educational benefits and community resources.

Counseling for Veterans

Steven Malone, Ph.D., joined WSU Tri-Cities in October 2012 as a Psychologist. His free counseling services to veterans include management of mood/anger/stress; insomnia treatment; support for spouses of veterans; and other services to promote health and success in college.

Certification of Veterans

For assistance with certification questions, contact the Campus Registrar, who is the School Certifying Official at WSU Tri-Cities, at 509-372-7351 or

Resources for Veterans

For questions about assistance with medical benefits, housing, or community resources, phone the VetCORP navigator at 509-372-7143 or

Veterans & Allies (V&A)

V&A is a Registered Student Organization at WSU Tri-Cities. The Veterans & Allies RSO is dedicated to the success of our students and our community. To this end, the purpose of the club is twofold: Our first goal is to promote student learning by establishing a social network of camaraderie and support; by working with the VetCorps office on campus to provide information and resources for veteran students and families; by promoting awareness of veteran students and veteran issues on campus; and by assisting in transition of veterans and their families into civilian and student life. Equally important to our mission is giving back to the larger community by holding events and activities that promote collaboration between our membership and the public community, and which provide opportunities for our members to participate in community initiatives. For more information, visit

WSU Tri-Cities is a Veteran Supportive Campus

Washington State University Tri-Cities is recognized as a Veteran Supportive Campus.

To formally establish the partnership, a Memo of Understanding was signed in May 2011 by First Gentleman Mike Gregoire, husband of Gov. Chris Gregoire and a friend to veterans; Alfie Alvarado-Ramos, deputy director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs; and Vicky L. Carwein, chancellor of WSU Tri-Cities.

WSU Tri-Cities also is listed as a Military-Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

At WSU Tri-Cities, we strive to help veterans succeed in higher education by increasing awareness of veterans programs, implementing policies that foster social support, and promoting a welcoming environment that meaningfully acknowledges the contributions of veterans. In addition, the partnership ensures that WSU Tri-Cities student veterans are offered access to the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs for a review of their individual needs, potential benefits, and assistance obtaining benefits and care.

WSU Tri-Cities is a Veteran Supportive Campus — Tri-City Herald, May 19, 2011

Click here to watch a video slideshow of the Veteran Supportive Campus signing.