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Veterans Resource Center


Our Veterans Deserve Our Best

Serving our student veterans on their pathway to graduation.

Give to the VRC

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The transition from veteran to student can be a challenge for some. It may be hard to relate to classmates who don’t understand military experiences, difficult to concentrate on coursework or stressful to find the balance of academics with civilian life.

CSUN is committed to giving every student the opportunity to excel. The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) helps veterans, regardless of branch or service, with professional and academic counseling, mental health and wellness services, emergency financial help, professional services and connections to outside resources. Located in the University Student Union, the VRC also is a place for veteran students to support each other and their family members.

Veterans begin their academic journey at CSUN at Student Veteran Orientation, where they receive guidance and support to help transition from military service to academic success. Veterans often drop by the VRC for weekly coffee and refreshments to meet and mingle with other vets or stop in for a quiet place to study after hours. The Academic Advisement Dinner is a unique opportunity for veteran students to interact with academic advisors in an intimate setting. Upon graduation, the VRC honors and recognizes all student veterans in front of their peers, friends and family members during a memorable dinner and awards ceremony. Other programming includes a Family Fun Day for student veterans’ family members, the VITA Tax Prep program offering free tax preparation, and connections to other resources, including financial aid services and disability assistance.

Our veterans put their lives on the line to serve our country. Your gift to the Veterans Resource Center ensures this important support system can continue to serve our veterans as they have served us, assisting them in their academic goals.