VETS Center

Whether you’re looking to move up in the ranks or start a second career, we’re here to serve you. Our Veterans Educational Transitions Success (VETS) Center can help you transition to campus life, provide career counseling, and connect you to community support.

SNU accepts ACE credit for military training and experience, and all of SNU’s adult education programs are eligible to use with VA Educational Benefits. Our full-time staff at the VETS Center are here to help make the transition into education as seamless as possible.

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Southern Nazarene University, VETS Center
4200 N Peniel Ave.
Bethany, OK 73008
(405) 717-6299

Mon. – Thur. 8 to 5pm
Friday – 8 to 4pm
Sat. & Sun. – Closed

SNU – Tulsa, VETS Center
8210 E. Regal Court
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 664-4100

Mon. – Thur. 9 to 6pm
Friday – 9 to 4pm
Sat. & Sun. – Closed

Hundreds of military and veteran students, as well as their dependents, have graduated from SNU’s programs with support from the VETS Center. They go on to rise through the ranks, begin a fulfilling second career, or even open businesses of their own. Learn what made this possible below.

The VETS Center strives to assist military and veterans with support in all areas of their lives as they undertake their educational journey and transition to civilian life.

Grant Award
SNU’s VETS Center, as it exists today, was established in 2015 with grant funding from the U.S. Dept. of Education to support veteran success in college. The FIPSE grant program selected SNU as one of thirteen Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS).

Recruiting Service Award, Air Force, 2019
Recruiting Services, OKC Recruiting Battalion, 2019
Pinnacle Award, Force50, 2019
Military Friendly® School, Military Friendly®, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Grant for Veterans and Families Program, Boeing Foundation, 2018
Supporter-Recognition of Appreciation, NAVPA, 2019
Certificate of Appreciation, Interim Healthcare, 2019

Your life experience and time in the military prepared you to work hard and face challenges head-on. Whether it’s been a year of twenty since you’ve been in a classroom, we know you have what it takes to succeed. All you need is the right tools.

Veterans Upward Bound 
Veterans Upward Bound can help you obtain and pay for your military and other transcripts. Email John Engel at

Benefits Review
Our team offers unique, personalized assistance in assessing the benefits you are eligible and offers advice on how to access them. You may also get a quick look inside what you may be able to expect using our benefits calculator tool.

If you need help getting back into the rhythm of school or want some extra assistance for homework assignments and studying for tests, tutoring can be a great option. Adult students at SNU receive free tutoring at so you can access support at a time and location convenient to you. Connect with your advisor to get your sign in and password and begin using services. On-campus, traditional students can meet with a tutor in-person using the writing center .

Disability Services
If you have a disability that interferes with your ability to thrive as a student, we have a disability services office that can help with accommodations. The VETS Center has designated a Veterans Services Support Representative for better service to veterans who come with service-related injuries or issues. These services are provided on a case-by-case basis so your unique needs can be met in a meaningful way.

Students at our Bethany location or who live within driving distance may access counseling at Renew Counseling Center. They will meet with you for an intake session to assess your needs, and from then on you can schedule sessions as needed. With hours ranging from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., there is sure to be a time that works for your busy schedule.

Reference Library
Our library offers a wide variety of reference materials, both in-person and online. You will also have access to online research databases, housing thousands of peer-reviewed articles you can use on research and class assignments. We also have librarians on staff you can get personalized assistance from using our “Ask a Librarian” chat feature or by calling 405-491-6351. Students in Bethany or Tulsa may also visit their local VETS Center in person to borrow books geared toward professional growth that are available in the center.

Career Services
We understand you have unique goals for yourself and your future, and we want to help you meet them. That’s why we offer career services, including resume review, a job board for SNU grads, and advice on ranking up or getting started in a second career.

A degree is an important step in rising through the ranks or reaching your true potential in the civilian world. To make the most of your education, we offer career services and support based on your goals.

Resume Review
Our team is available to consult with you and help you tailor your resume to the career you are seeking. Learn how to highlight your unique career and life experience and position yourself as a skilled, qualified candidate in your job search.

Career Fairs
Our team is in regular contact with workforce placement groups throughout the state, including the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. We regularly attend job fairs throughout the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, and are in search of great positions for graduating students.

Career Search
In addition to open access job boards like Indeed, Glassdoor, or Monster, you can use a career search specifically for SNU students and graduates called Handshake. This tool links to employers and job postings, as well as offering resources to improve your job search and make you more appealing as a candidate.

The staff and faculty at the VETS Center and all of SNU often serve as mentors to military students. With a unique range of life experiences, roles, and responsibilities represented, we can help you find the person who you will relate to most.

Get tips on adjusting to academic life, hear inspirational stories from adult students, and see where to connect with us on social media for regular updates.

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Your connection to the SNU VETS Center community does not have to end when you graduate. When you join the SNU Veterans Alumni Association, you stay connected to a vibrant, growing network of educated and driven individuals. As a member, you will have opportunities to attend exclusive events, give back to future students, and support the national rankings of SNU.