Veterans at JMU

Veteran Resources


James Madison University is committed to supporting and identifying resources for the military veterans we hire, those re-entering our workforce, and our students transitioning to University life. There are resources available to veterans at the University and the list below is non-exhaustive. Please contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at 540-568-6991 or visit us 1017 Harrison St., if you need specific assistance. Thank you for your service and patronage.


Veteran Employees:

Career services are available through Human Resources. The services include career counseling, assessments, resume writing, and many other opportunities that will prepare you for resuming and expanding your career with the University.

The Benefits division of Human Resources can provide you with a great deal of information around your employment benefits with the University. They are also a resource for managing your military leave. Contact the HR Service Center at 540-568-3970.

Vet Centers offer readjustment counseling to veterans and their families in a variety of areas including managing your benefits as a veteran. The closest Vet Center is in Richmond.

This resource is available through Veterans Affairs. It is specifically geared toward veteran employment and includes resources on translating military skills into civilian occupations.

This resource will guide you through the process of updating your veteran status information in JMU Employee MyMadison. The guide also includes descriptions of the veteran categories.

This site is directed towards programs and information specific to injured veterans.

Managers, Co-workers, and Family Members:

This site provides resources for employers including fact sheets, frequently asked questions, and reference guides for accommodating employees through the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).

This site allows for employers/managers to translate military occupations into a civilian job framework.

This interactive e-learning module is designed to educate managers, HR professionals and co-workers about TBI and PTSD in the workplace.

This toolkit is a comprehensive resource on strategies for hiring veterans and maximizing the benefits of their employment.

Veteran Students:

This site connects you to all of the programs available for JMU students.

This site is the home for all educational benefits provided by the department of Veterans Affairs.

This site provides contact information for the University registrar and the documents needed for accessing your education benefits.

Veterans Affairs provides information and resources for the transition of veterans to University life.

This site is directed towards programs and information specific to injured veterans.