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
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
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.
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.
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