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Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Fact Sheet

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

    • 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

    • 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 University Tarrant County College-North East
    Boise State University Tarrant County College-South
    Central New Mexico Community College Texas A&M University-Central Texas
    Cleveland State University Tidewater Community College-Chesapeake
    Community College of Rhode Island Tidewater Community College-Norfolk
    Eastern Kentucky University Tidewater Community College-Portsmouth
    Eastern Michigan University Tidewater Community College-Virginia Beach
    Kalamazoo Valley Community College University of Alaska
    Kellogg Community College University of Maryland
    Middle Tennessee State University University of Michigan
    Norfolk State University University of New Mexico
    Portland State University University of South Florida
    Rhode Island College University of Texas - San Antonio
    Salt Lake Community College University of Utah
    Sam Houston State University Washtenaw Community College
    San Diego State University Western Michigan University

    FY 2013 VSOC Expansion Locations

    American River College Austin Community College
    Austin Peay State University - Clarksville Bellevue University
    Bluegrass Community College California State University - Long Beach
    California State University - Los Angeles Central Texas College
    Citrus College East Carolina University
    ECPI University Florida International University
    Florida State College at Jacksonville Florida State University
    George Mason University George Washington University
    Harrisburg Area Community College Hawaii Pacific University
    Houston Community College Irvine Valley College
    Johnson County Community College Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale
    Northwest Arkansas Community College Northwest Florida State College
    Old Dominion University Pasadena City College
    Portland Community College Rutgers University
    Saddleback College San Antonio College
    Santa Fe College Southwestern Illinois College
    St. Leo University - South Hampton Syracuse University
    Tallahassee Community College Texas A&M University - College Station
    The Ohio State University Troy University
    University of Alabama University of Arkansas
    University of Cincinnati University of Florida
    Leeward Community College Liberty University
    Lone Star College System - University Park Long Beach City College
    Los Angeles City College Middlesex Community College
    Midlands Technical College Mira Costa College
    Mt. San Antonio College Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria
    University of Hawaii - Manoa University of Houston
    University of Illinois - Champaign University of Kentucky
    University of Nebraska - Omaha University of Nevada - Las Vegas
    University of Texas - Arlington University of West Florida
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Webster 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

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