Acronyms

Associated Students of Oregon State University - ASOSU is every student at Oregon State University.

We exist as an organization to promote academic excellence, encourage the intellectual, social, cultural, and physical development of the student body, and enable the student body to assert its varied interests as citizens and members of the academic community through democratic representation.

Certificate of Eligibility - The document you receive from the VA after you have applied for your VA educational benefit.  It describes which benefit you are eligible for, at what percentage of the benefit are you rated, and how many months/days of benefit you have remaining to use.

You will need to provide a copy of your COE to the Veteran Certifying Officials to start your benefit at Oregon State University.

To apply for your VA educational benefit you need to go to www.va.gov 

Military Sexual Trauma – may include any sexual activity performed against one's will, either through physical force, threats of negative consequences, implied promotion, promises of favored treatment, or sex without consent due to intoxication, etc. Other events that may be categorized as MST may include: unwanted sexual contact, threatening, offensive remarks and unwelcome sexual advances. The Veterans Health Administration provides medical and mental health services to enrolled Veterans to report MST and has implemented mandatory screening for MST among all Veterans enrolled in the VHA program. For more information you can visit- MST Homepage & The Invisible War

Memorial Union

The Memorial Union provides many different services to the campus and community including event/meeting space, restaurants, campus information, ATM machines, email stations, telephones, newspapers, convenience store, bowling and billiards. The building is also home to OSU Printing & Mailing's Xpress Stop and the ID Center. The Union is also a great place to relax, study, and meet with people.

All levels of the Memorial Union are handicap accessible, with entrances located on the north and south sides of the building.

The Memorial Union was dedicated on June 1, 1929 as a living memorial to "the service and inspiration of the living and the memory of our immortal dead."

Military and Veteran Resources Center 

The MVRC is the heart of the university support system that is tailored to address the wide-ranging needs of our military connected community. 

The MVRC provides a:

• Central point of contact for the community.

• Conduit to local, state, federal, and university programs and services.

• Private place to connect with off campus service providers.

• Study room with computer and printer access.

• Small locker room for community members.

• Quite individual/small group study room. 

Notice of Basic Eligibility - The DD 2384 is provided to members of the National Guard / Reserves when they have met the basic eligibility requirement of the Chapter 1606, Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve, educational benefit.  

After you have received your NOBE you will still need to go to www.va.gov and apply for your benefit.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

For more information https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. ODVA

Student Veterans Association

Student Veterans of America

Traumatic Brain Injury is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the functioning of the brain. A common cause of TBI is the ignition of an improvised explosive device (IED) that emits shrapnel, forcing the head of an individual suddenly against another object such as the roof of a jeep, or simply emits a barometric wave of energy. Even when the service member is not in direct contact with the device, an IED explosion may cause serious cerebral injuries. Conversely, not all blows or jolts to the head result in TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from very