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's 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

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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.

Get Involved On Campus

Panther Connect: Find and register for events hosted by the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs and the Student Veterans of America - FIU Chapter throughout the academic year on Panther Connect.

Veterans Academy of Leaders: The Academy of Leaders (AOL) is the premier structured leadership development program for FIU students. Offered by the Center for Leadership and Service, AOL develops leadership in participants through educational seminars, experiential exercises, and practical application. Students participate in intensive training sessions that focus on building the following skills: awareness of personality type and leadership style, group development, conflict resolution, and facilitating an effective meeting.

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Join Student Veterans of America – FIU

FIU's chapter of Student Veterans of America aims to support, advocate and provide resources for military-connected Panthers, student veterans, family members, survivors and allies so that they may achieve their academic and professional goals. Learn more about the organization and see how you can get involved by logging in to Panther Connect.

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All students are encouraged to submit documentation and questions to with their full name and Panther ID.

Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
11200 SW 8th Street, TWR 100
Miami, FL 33199