University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Military and Veterans

The SOE is grateful to our current and former military members and their families for their service, and value the importance of that experience and its positive affect on the classroom and leadership.

The University of Pittsburgh has been selected as a Military Friendly® School for the past five years, a designation reserved for the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the nation. Pitt’s Office of Veteran Services provides veterans, reservists, active-duty members and dependents assistance in obtaining their military education benefits, as well as pre-admission advising, mentoring from student veterans, and the tools to succeed academically.

The following are a substantive, yet not exhaustive, list of resources that are meant to serve as a general guide to our military and veteran students who are looking for varying levels of involvement and/or support.
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At Pitt

Office of Veterans Services:
“We facilitate the transition of veterans from military to University life, support their ongoing academic success, and assist veterans, guardsmen, reservists, spouses, and dependents in receiving their military education benefits.”

In Pittsburgh

Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB):
“Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.”

Veteran Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System:
“VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community-based outpatient clinics.”

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania:
“The mission of Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania is to provide essential housing, employment, and vital support services to eligible local Veterans, service members, and their families with the goal of improving their self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.”

Wounded Warrior Project:
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is “To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.”