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VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Fact Sheet

The VSOC program aims to help student Veterans and their qualified dependents succeed and thrive through a coordinated delivery of on-campus benefits assistance and counseling leading to completion of their education and preparing them to enter the labor market in viable careers.

What VSOC Counselors Provide

  • Community and on-campus outreach
  • Communication with student Veterans and their dependents to address questions regarding VA education benefits, health services, and general VA benefits
  • Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling

    Designed to help an individual choose a vocational direction and determine the course of action needed to achieve the chosen goal. Assistance may include interest and aptitude testing; occupational exploration; setting occupational goals; locating the right type of training program and exploring educational or training facilities which might be utilized to achieve an occupational goal.

    Individuals who are eligible for educational and vocational counseling include the following:

    • Transitioning Servicemembers who are within six months prior to discharge from active duty, or Veterans within one year following discharge from active duty.
    • Student Veterans and their qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to VA education assistance under:
      • The Post-9/11, Montgomery, or Selected Reserve G.I. Bills
      • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, Reserve Educational Assistance Program
      • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program, and
      • The Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

    Additional information, as well as VA Form 28-8832, Educational/Vocational Counseling Application, may be found at http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/edu_voc_counseling.asp

  • Survivors and Dependents Assistance

    Provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain Veterans

    Additional information, as well as VA Form 22-5490, Dependents' Application for VA Education Benefits, may be found at http://www.benefits.va.gov/giBill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp

  • Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment
  • Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA medical centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers
  • Assistance to Veterans applying for other VA benefits
  • Referrals to community organizations as needed

Pre FY 2013 VSOC Expansion Locations

Arizona State UniversityTarrant County College-North East
Boise State UniversityTarrant County College-South
Central New Mexico Community CollegeTexas A&M University-Central Texas
Cleveland State UniversityTidewater Community College-Chesapeake
Community College of Rhode IslandTidewater Community College-Norfolk
Eastern Kentucky UniversityTidewater Community College-Portsmouth
Eastern Michigan UniversityTidewater Community College-Virginia Beach
Kalamazoo Valley Community CollegeUniversity of Alaska
Kellogg Community CollegeUniversity of Maryland
Middle Tennessee State UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Norfolk State UniversityUniversity of New Mexico
Portland State UniversityUniversity of South Florida
Rhode Island CollegeUniversity of Texas
Salt Lake Community CollegeUniversity of Utah
Sam Houston State UniversityWashtenaw Community College
San Diego State UniversityWestern Michigan University

FY 2013 VSOC Expansion Locations

American River CollegeAustin Community College
Austin Peay State University - ClarksvilleBellevue University
Bluegrass Community CollegeCalifornia State University - Long Beach
California State University - Los AngelesCentral Texas College
Citrus CollegeEast Carolina University
ECPI UniversityFlorida International University
Florida State College at JacksonvilleFlorida State University
George Mason UniversityGeorge Washington University
Harrisburg Area Community CollegeHawaii Pacific University
Houston Community CollegeIrvine Valley College
Johnson County Community CollegeNorthern Virginia Community College-Annandale
Northwest Arkansas Community CollegeNorthwest Florida State College
Old Dominion UniversityPasadena City College
Portland Community CollegeRutgers University
Saddleback CollegeSan Antonio College
Santa Fe CollegeSouthwestern Illinois College
St. Leo University - South HamptonSyracuse University
Tallahassee Community CollegeTexas A&M University - College Station
The Ohio State UniversityTroy University
University of AlabamaUniversity of Arkansas
University of CincinnatiUniversity of Florida
Leeward Community CollegeLiberty University
Lone Star College System - University ParkLong Beach City College
Los Angeles City CollegeMiddlesex Community College
Midlands Technical CollegeMira Costa College
Mt. San Antonio CollegeNorthern Virginia Community College - Alexandria
University of Hawaii - ManoaUniversity of Houston
University of Illinois - ChampaignUniversity of Kentucky
University of Nebraska - OmahaUniversity of Nevada - Las Vegas
University of Texas - ArlingtonUniversity of West Florida
University of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeWebster University - St. Louis

94 campuses are designated as VSOC sites. 79 Full-Time Employees serve as VSOC Counselors for these campuses

Criteria Used for VSOC Site Selection

  • Student Veteran population of approximately 800 or more
  • Willingness to accommodate full-time VA employee
  • Within 25 miles of VA regional office, Vet Center, VA medical center or community based outpatient clinic
  • Supportive campus with strong Veterans' support services
  • Established relationship with VA
  • Campus leadership support

For additional information, please contact us at VREOUTREACH.vbaco@va.gov.

Further information on the VSOC program may be found using the following resources: