Quad Cities Campus

Veterans and Service Members

WIU: A Military Friendly and Best for Vets College.

Military Friendly Schools 2024-25 Western Illinois University has earned the distinction as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times EDGE magazine and ranks in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools serving their veterans and service members. Our designation as a Military Friendly School is clearly evidenced by one of the first dedicated resource centers in the State of Illinois specifically designed to meet the needs of our student veterans and service members.

The Veterans Resource Center is committed to assisting those who served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, and their family members. In collaboration with an array of University departments and community organizations, the Veterans Resource Center provides coordinated services and resources in a one-stop location to ensure that all military service members are afforded the greatest opportunities for success.

Veterans and military personnel may receive individualized assistance in completing request forms such as educational and military transcripts; and applications for the GI Bill®, Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard Grant, Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship, Federal Tuition Assistance, and Federal Student Aid programs. Additional services may include help with periods of military activation and deployment; obtaining appropriate housing accommodations; requesting military records; and acquiring community living information, outreach services, and health benefits.

Resource Guide for Veterans and Military Personnel PDF File

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Veterans and Military Personnel

Salute - Veterans National Honor Society

SALUTE is national academic honor society recognizing student veterans and military personnel who have demonstrated outstanding performance in the academic setting. One of the primary goals of SALUTE is to acknowledge, congratulate, hail, pay homage, pay respects, pay tribute, present arms, and recognize members who have shown courage, strength, leadership, excellence, and perseverance in their military endeavors and now are showing that same commitment to their academic careers.

WIU: Charter Member of Veterans Honor Society

Charter Member of Veterans Honor Society

Because of its commitment to veterans and active duty service personnel, Western Illinois University has been accepted as a charter member of SALUTE (Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute - Excellence) Veterans National Honor Society.

Best for Vets College 2023

"Best for Vets College"

WIU has been selected as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times.

Contact Information

WIU Quad Cities

Curtis Williams
WIU-QC Admissions
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

Phone: (309)762-3999 Ext. 62236
Fax: (309)762-8980
Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu

Veterans Resource Center, QC

Location: Quad Cities Complex 2414
Phone: (309) 762-9481 ext. 68037

WIU Macomb

Ronald Pettigrew
Veterans Resource Center
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-3505
Fax: (309) 298-3509
Email: VeteransResources@wiu.edu

Register with the Western Illinois University Veterans Resource Center if you are a veteran or military personnel. We want to make sure that we provide you with important University services, programs, and updates.