Military Veterans and Family Members

There’s an important place for active military members, veterans and their dependents at Northern. We understand the unique needs of the military and we’re here to support your success.

Northern welcomes veterans, active military service members and dependents.


Information and Assistance

  • Call 605-626-2568
  • Stop by Krikac 102
  • See the Military Veteran Affairs Officer, Ronald Brownie, in Krikac 102
  • Email
Education Benefits

Education benefits may be available to you if you are:

  • Prior service military
  • Currently serving in the military
  • A spouse, son or daughter of a member of the military (either prior service or currently serving)
  • A spouse, son or daughter of a member of the military wounded in action

If you're connected to the military in any of the above ways, please contact Northern's full-time Military Veteran Affairs Officer Ronald Brownie. You also can visit about VA benefits, tuition assistance and services at Northern.


Education Benefits

NSU Veterans' Resource Center: view from outside showing desk, chairs, and equipment
Resource Center


Veterans and active military members have their own space at NSU in the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) in Avera Student Center 129, across from Einstein's Bagels, open during Student Center hours. Here, you'll find information on a variety of military-related services and benefits: VA benefits, tuition assistance, navigating campus and NSU's services.


Also among the center's amenities:

  • Quiet work or study space with comfortable seating
  • TV/DVD
  • Coffee

NSU Military/Veteran Information Sheet plus NSU, S.D. military and DOD, and VA education forms

Northern offers resources to help meet the unique needs of active military personnel and veterans.

Websites, departments, offices and individuals who can assist with veterans' employment needs

NSU's VA Certifying Official Ronald Brownie

Veterans Employed at Northern
NSU graduate. Navy hero.

Navy Hellcat pilot Cecil Harris is memorialized in a statue on campus.

Toolkit for Veteran-Friendly InstitutionsSVA of America