Military and Veteran Student Services

Mission: Our role is to support military members, veterans, and their families at UNI as they transition between military duty, college, and new careers. We are committed to faculty and staff education, on and off campus resource networking, advocacy, and listening to each student to ensure that each military affiliated students' voice is heard and they are empowered to achieve success in class and beyond.

Veteran Support at UNI

Thank You for visiting the Military and Veteran Services Webpage at UNI.  We are a Military Friendly school who provides a comprehensive approach to facilitating continuing education opportunities to our nation's active duty, reserves, veterans, and military dependents.  Military and Veteran Services helps with tangible support programs (internal and external) which provide logistical and financial support services or referrals to minimize stress.

Military and Veteran Student Services

Helps to assist with bridging the gap from the military to civilian life providing a "familiar/experienced" veteran person whom new veteran students can seek help from.  This person has made the transition, gone through the same process,and successfully navigated this path. They also act as a liaison and provide translation from one culture to another at a minimum.

Contact: Chiquita D. Loveless, MBA, USN, (Ret) 319-237-3040 Chiquita.loveless@uni.edu or military@uni.edu

 

VA Certifying Officers

Responsible for assisting new and continuing Military and Veteran students throughout their UNI enrollment, by reporting student record data to the VA for processing of Veteran education funding. They work with VA benefit programs - Montgomery GI Bill Chapter 33 Post 9/11, Montgomery GI Bill Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill Guard/Reserve Chapter 1606, Dependents Education Assistance Chapter 35, And VA Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter 31. 

Contact - 

Patricia Johnson Welter (A-L) 
patricia.welter@uni.edu
(319)273-6801 

Linda Feuchtwanger (M-Z) 
linda.feuchtwanger@uni.edu
(319)273-2273​

 

Student Accessibility Services (formerly Student Disability Services)

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Housing Act, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADAAA is a federal civil rights statute that supports the rights of individuals with disabilities to access employment, state and local government programs and services, and public services. It is the policy of UNI for students with disabilities to register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to access these rights and to determine eligibility for accommodations. SAS takes into consideration the student’s personal narrative of their experience of barriers, past accommodation history, and supporting documentation related to their condition when making accommodation determinations.

 Student Accessibility Services (SAS) views disabilities as an integral part of the rich diversity at the University of Northern Iowa. To that end, we work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an accessible educational environment for students. We do this by:

Acknowledging disability as an aspect of human diversity;
Cultivating awareness of the environment’s disabling barriers;
Collaborating on and proactively facilitating accessible environments and experiences;
Educating faculty and staff to create and maintain access in their spheres of influence;
Shifting to an inclusive-minded attitude;
Supplementing with reasonable accommodations to ensure access.

Should you have any questions about services or need clarification on the information presented, please contact our office either at (319) 273-2677 (deaf or hard-of-hearing, use Relay 711) or disabilityservices@uni.edu