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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 within six months prior to discharge from active duty
    • Veterans within one year following discharge from active duty
    • Any Servicemember/Veteran currently eligible for a VA education benefit
    • All current VA education beneficiaries
Additional information, as well as instructions on how to apply online or in print, may be found at https://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 https://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

   Videos

    • Vet Success on Campus  VSOC
    • Vet Success on Campus - Mentoring Veterans  (Part 1)
    • Vet Success on Campus - Mentoring Veterans  (Part 2)
    • John Luque  Vet Success on Campus 

      Current VSOC Locations

      American River College

      Portland Community College

      Arizona State University

      Portland State University

      Austin Community College

      Rhode Island College

      (Partner - Community College of Rhode Island)

      Austin Peay State University - Clarksville

      Rutgers

      (Partner - Middlesex County College)

      Bellevue University

      Saddleback College

      (Partner - Irvine Valley College)

      Bluegrass Community College

      (Partner - University of Kentucky)

      Salt Lake Community College                

      Boise State University                

      Sam Houston State University

      California State - Los Angeles

      (Partner - Pasadena City College and Los Angeles City College)

      San Antonio College

      California State University - Long Beach

      (Partner - Long Beach City College)

      San Diego State University

      Central New Mexico Community College

      Santa Fe College

      (Partner - University of Florida)

      Central Texas College

      Southwestern Illinois College

      Citrus College

      (Partner - Mt. San Antonio College)

      St. Leo University - South Hampton

      Cleveland State University

      Syracuse University

      Community College of Rhode Island

      (Partner - Rhode Island College)

      Tallahassee Community College

      (Partner - Florida State University)

      East Carolina University

      Tarrant County College District - Northeast            

      Eastern Kentucky University

      Tarrant County College District - South

      Eastern Michigan University

      (Partner - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Community College)

      Texas A&M University - Central Texas

      ECPI University

      Texas A&M University - College Station

      Florida International University

      The Ohio State University

      Florida State College at Jacksonville

      Tidewater Community College - Virginia Beach

      Florida State University

      (Partner - Tallahassee Community College)

      Tidewater Community College – Chesapeake

      George Mason University

      Tidewater Community College - Portsmouth

      George Washington University

      Tidewater Community College - Norfolk

      (Partner - Norfolk State University)

      Harrisburg Area Community College

      Troy University

      Hawaii Pacific University

      University of Alabama

      Houston Community College

      University of Alaska - Anchorage

      Irvine Valley College

      (Partner – Saddleback College)

      University of Arkansas

      (Partner - Northwest Arkansas Community College)

      Johnson County Community College

      University of Cincinnati

      Kalamazoo Valley Community College

      (Partner - Kellogg Community College and Western Michigan University)

      University of Florida

      (Partner with Santa Fe College)

      Kellogg Community College

      (Partner - Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University)

      University of Hawaii - Manoa

      (Partner - Leeward Community College)

      Los Angeles City College

      (Partner - Pasadena City College and Cal State University - Los Angeles)

      University of Houston

      Leeward Community College

      (Partner - University of Hawaii - Manoa)

      University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

      Liberty University

      University of Kentucky

      (Partner - Bluegrass Community College)

      Lone Star College System - University Park

      University of Maryland - University College

      Long Beach City College

      (Partner - Cal State University - Long Beach)

      University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

      (Partner - Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College)

      Middle Tennessee State University

      University of Nebraska - Omaha

      Middlesex County College

      (Partner - Rutgers University)

      University of Nevada - Las Vegas

      Midlands Technical College

      University of New Mexico

      Mira Costa College

      University of South Florida

      Mt. San Antonio College

      (Partner - Citrus College)

      University of Texas - Arlington

      Norfolk State University

      (Partner - Tidewater Community College - Norfolk)

      University of Texas - San Antonio        

      Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria

      (Partner with Annandale campus)

      University of Utah

      Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale

      (Partner with Alexandria campus)

      University of West Florida

      Northwest Arkansas Community College (Partner - University of Arkansas)

      University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

      Northwest Florida State College

      Washtenaw Community College

      (Partner - Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)

      Old Dominion University

      Webster University - St. Louis

      Pasadena City College

      (Partner - Cal State University - Los Angeles and Los Angeles City College)

      Western Michigan University

      (Partner - Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Kellogg Community College)

      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

      To Request a VSOC Counselor for Your Campus

      If you are interested in having a VSOC Counselor on your campus, please send an email to VR&E’s Outreach Team at VREOUTREACH.vbaco@va.gov. In the email, please state your interest in the program, your willingness to meet the criteria mentioned above, and provide a point of contact for future communication. 

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