The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Program serves as the on-campus face for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
FIU VSOC counselor is available for consultation and support in order to assist student veterans, their family, and dependents using VA benefits with the following:
- VA educational benefits
- Understanding and applying for Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (Chapter 31)
- Vocational exploration and career counseling services (Chapter 36)
- Information on college credit for military experience and training
- Information on applying for other VA benefits to include disability compensation, life insurance, and home loan guaranty
- Assistance with electing healthcare benefits through the Veterans Health Administration
- Information and referrals to VA medical and mental health services
- Referrals to the local Vet Center for readjustment counseling services
- Referrals to on-campus, community, and VA resources to ensure academic success
- Guidance and support while using VA educational benefits
- Employment information and assistance
- Student veteran peer mentoring and tutoring services
Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs was the recipient an Office of Post-Secondary Education grant to establish a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success. This funding was provided to increase persistence, retention, and graduation rates of student veterans at FIU. It will also develop processes and procedures to track employment rates of student veterans at FIU in partnership with the Office of Career & Talent Development. Additionally, the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success developed a team program to support veterans in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students.
Veteran Student Support Team
|Academic Support Initiatives & Services||April Lewisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Career & Talent Development||John Sothamemail@example.com|
|Career & Talent Development||Luis Sotofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Center for Leadership and Service||Patricia Lopez-Guerreroemail@example.com|
|Counseling & Psychological Services||Lilliane Farinazofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Disability Resource Center||Geneva Munozemail@example.com|
|Office of Admissions||Caesar Ramosfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Office of Engagement||Anthony Teagueemail@example.com|
|OneStop Enrollment Management||Drew Golburghfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Orientation & Family Programs||Carol Galladianemail@example.com|
|Student Financials||Jessy Salgadofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Financials (BBC)||Donna de Cordovaemail@example.com|
|Student Government Association||Jonathan Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Health & Wellness||Chad Pierreemail@example.com|
|Student Veterans of America – FIU Chapterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Transfer and Transition Services||Kimberly Gilchrist-Wynteremail@example.com|
|Veteran & Military Affairs||Alessandra Krausefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Veteran & Military Affairs||Luis Restrepoemail@example.com|
|Veteran & Military Affairs||Phillip Lloyd Hamiltonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Veteran & Military Affairs||Rosa Oreemail@example.com|
|U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs||Marquay Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The VA work-study allowance is available to personal training on a full-time or 3/4-time basis.
eBenefits is a joint VA/DoD web portal that provides resources and self-service capabilities to veterans, service members, and their families to research, access, and manage their VA and military benefits and personal information.
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans four times a year.
My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for veterans, active duty service members, their dependents, and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you with opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.
VA Vet Center
Vet Centers provide individual, group, and family counseling to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members.
Panthers Care Resource Navigator
Veterans Services Directory