Veterans and Active Military

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 Avera Student Center 129 or Krikac 102
  • See the certifying official, 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 the student representative available part-time in the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC), Avera Student Center 129; or Northern's full-time certifying official, Ronald Brownie. You also can visit the SVRC for initial help with information about VA benefits, tuition assistance and services at Northern.


See details at Education Benefits:


Education Benefits

NSU Veterans' Resource Center: view from outside
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 and staffed part-time. Here, you'll find information on a variety of military-related services and benefits: VA benefits, tuition assistance, navigating campus and NSU's services.


It's also a good place to study or use the CAC-enabled computer.


Also among the center's amenities:

  • Quiet work space with comfortable seating
  • Two computers and a printer/scanner
  • 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.