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Pat Tillman Veterans Center

Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

Students graduating in December can register for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony until Nov. 21. To RSVP for graduation ceremonies, go to My ASU and select the Graduation tab in the My Programs section and click on the maroon button “Register for your Ceremonies”

Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony


PTVC is hiring student workers for fall 2022

We're looking for motivated students to help us continue to make ASU the best school in the country for military-affiliated students. There are open positions across all our campus locations. 

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Updates and information for ASU students using VA Benefits

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Our mission

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center aims to ensure ASU’s military connected learners and student veterans have the support they need to ensure a successful academic journey and beyond. We’re here to help every step of the way.

Our namesake: The Pat Tillman story

Arizona State University honors the life and legacy of former ASU and pro football star and military veteran Pat Tillman. At the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, we see firsthand how Pat’s life and principles live on through our active military, veteran and dependent students, on-campus and online. Learn more about Pat’s story and how ASU honors the student behind the legacy.

Pat Tillman when he was a student

Student

Pat Tillman was a born leader who pushed limits in all aspects of his life. Throughout his youth, he was adventurous, inquisitive, and even then driven to perform his best. His diligence and relentless curiosity were his trademarks, along with a challenger mentality. He excelled in his athletic pursuits, but his talent went beyond the field.

A dedicated ASU student, Pat was awarded the Clyde B. Smith Academic Award in 1996 and 1997, and named the Sporting News Honda Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1997 and the Sun Angel Student Athlete of the Year in 1998. He earned a BS in marketing and graduated summa cum laude in three and a half years. While playing for the Arizona Cardinals, he pursued a master’s degree in history from ASU. He continued to pursue knowledge throughout his life, reading voraciously and engaging in debate to develop and share new ideas.

Pat Tillman the athlete

Athlete

At his high school in San Jose, California, Pat switched from playing baseball to football, despite his smaller size.He excelled on the high school field, and his talent earned him a scholarship to play for the Sun Devils at ASU. He continued to excel in the sport at the university as a linebacker, leading the Sun Devils to the 1997 Rose Bowl after an undefeated season. He earned three consecutive selections to the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team, a first-team Academic All-American honor, and the NCAA’s Post-Graduate Scholarship for academic and athletic excellence.

The Arizona Cardinals selected him in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL draft. Pat became the team’s starting safety and broke the franchise record for tackles in 2000 with 224. He remained loyal to his team throughout his professional football career and turned down a contract with the St. Louis Rams to continue playing for the Cardinals, despite the financial benefits of the Rams’ offer.

To read more about Pat’s story, visit the Pat Tillman Foundation. *Content sourced from the Pat Tillman Foundation and Biography.com.

Pat Tillman the soldier

Soldier

In 2002, Pat walked away from a $3.6 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army. On the evening of April 22, 2004, Pat’s unit was ambushed as it traveled through eastern Afghanistan, leading to his tragic and untimely death.

Following his death, his family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation. Created to honor Pat's legacy by inspiring others to create their own, the foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships — building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

To read more about Pat’s story, visit the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Giving Opportunities

veterans representative

Connect with Michelle Loposky, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships at the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, to identify potential corporate sponsorships and other giving opportunities.

Media

Stay connected with the Pat Tillman Veterans Center by following us on social media, watching our student success stories on YouTube, reading about the military support at ASU and more. 

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Pat Tillman Veteran Center staff and locations

PTVC is here to assist you. Reach out to our staff or visit one of our campus locations to meet with us.

Contact us at ptvc@asu.edu if you have questions.

 

Downtown Phoenix campus

University Center Building, room 130
602-496-0152
480-522-3058 (Fax)

Hours of operation
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tempe campus

Memorial Union, Lower Level, room 75
480-965-7723
480-522-3058 (Fax)

Sun Devil Stadium, Suite 500 (in the East Sideline building)

Hours of operation
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Polytechnic campus

Administration Building, suite 110
480-727-2773
480-522-3058 (Fax)

Hours of operation
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

West campus

University Center Building, room 101
602-543-8220
480-522-3058 (Fax)

Hours of operation
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

ASU at Lake Havasu

Military Student Support

480-965-7723
480-522-3058 (Fax)

ASU Online

Military Student Support
militaryonline@asu.edu

480-884-1537
480-522-3058 (Fax)