About Us: Veterans & Military Resources
Guided by the knowledge that veterans offer a unique academic and social perspective to the University of Denver, we at the Office of Veterans & Military Resources strive to support our veterans, reservists, active duty, dependents, and ROTC members through exceptional programming. We assist all levels of student veterans attending DU, from the moment they decide to apply all the way through graduation and beyond. This includes extensive GI Bill® support; however, you do not need to be a GI Bill® recipient to benefit from our services. We are here to support all of our military-connected community members!
News & Events
Find all the news relevant to you as a student veteran at DU. Here, we collect articles from a range of outlets that may interest veterans in our community.
Eager to get involved with your fellow student veterans and the DU community at large? Check this page for a list of events that might interest you!
11:1 DU Student Faculty Ratio
300 Veteran students (plus 100 family member students)
#50 "Best Colleges for Veterans," US News & World Report
Join an Active and Growing Student Veteran Community
At the University of Denver, we have a strong Student Veteran Association with active ties to Student Veterans of America and the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. Make the most of your college experience by getting involved, all while creating valuable connections to the greater Denver and Colorado communities. Of course, there are also plenty of non-academic groups, events, and services associated with veterans at DU.
Services We Offer:
- Comprehensive GI Bill® and Military Assistance Counseling for current and incoming students
- Connection to on- and off-campus resources for veterans and their families
- Transition and student engagement assistance
- Professional development
- Employment search assistance
Our Growing Staff
Damon Vine, Director of Veterans & Military Resources
Damon serves as the Director of Veterans & Military Resources at the University of Denver. He oversees the complete veteran experience, from matriculation through alumni relations. He also serves as the Staff Advisor to the Student Veterans Association and supervises the VA work-study program.
Damon is heavily involved in the Colorado veteran community. Since 2016, he's served as Treasurer for the Colorado Advisory Council on Military Education. This role allows him to both serve fellow veterans at DU and have a state-wide impact on student veteran achievement.
Sam Hickey, Veteran Support Specialist
Sam is an eight-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Throughout his tour of duty, he served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. He has also deployed to Sicily, Burundi, Senegal, and Norway in support of various global contingency operations. Sam started his college career while serving on active duty through American Military University.