Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring, and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.

VFW Post 577

VFW Post 577’s purpose includes counsel and assistance to all veterans with filing claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs so they can receive the benefits they have earned through faithful service to our nation. Additionally, the Tulsa VFW:

  • Assists disabled and needy war veterans and members of the United States Armed Forces, their dependents, and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans 
  • Conducts programs that perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans, members of the United States Armed Forces, and comforts their survivors 
  • Conducts programs for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes 
  • Sponsors and participates in activities of a patriotic nature 
  • Provides social and recreational activities for members 
  • Promotes the social welfare of the community 

The American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is committed to mentoring youth, sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Veterans Affairs

VA has always recognized the value and importance of veterans being able to see recovery taking place while having a fellow veteran help them navigate the VA system. Transitioning into civilian life can be difficult due to health challenges, mental health issues, employment concerns and more, but peer specialists share experience and knowledge with fellow veterans and also help them navigate their way into civilian life more successfully by offering the right tools, resources, and necessary support.

Defense Suicide Prevention Office

Everyone reacts to stress and traumatic experiences differently, and some may feel angry or isolated while they are dealing with difficult circumstances. 

Veterans Job Bank

The Veterans Job Bank provides a central resource that allows veterans access to jobs available specifically for them.


eBenefits is a portal that serves as a central location for veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. 


USAJOBS is the U.S. Government’s official system for federal jobs and employment information. USAJOBS delivers a service in which federal agencies meet their legal obligation of providing public notice of federal employment opportunities to federal employees and U.S. citizens. 

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, guard, and reserve service members and their families. 

Military Pay and Benefits Website

The Military Pay and Benefits website is sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Major elements of your compensation are discussed along with tax information, pay/retirement calculators, policy updates, and more. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website that connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

Department of Defense Safe Helpline

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community.

Office of Warrior Care Policy

The mission of the Office of Warrior Care Policy is to ensure wounded, ill, injured and transitioning service members receive high quality care and seamless transition support through proactive leadership, responsive policy, effective oversight, and interagency collaboration.

ORU Counseling Services

According to a VA study, there are four reasons that veterans don’t seek counseling. They are access, knowledge, belief, and social support. Here at ORU, we strive to fight back against these stigmas to:

1. Offer care that is right here at the University.

2. Acknowledge the signs and symptoms of PTSD and mental health issues.

3. Provide the appropriate support structure through Resident Advisors, Peer Counselors, Success Coaches, Chaplains, a Student Veteran Association, and a Military Liaison.

Our counselors are first-class and committed to your care.

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