The VetSuccess on Campus program mission is to provide supportive guidance to ensure veterans' health, education, and VA benefits are met, while utilizing their VA educational benefits.
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) initiated the pilot program, called VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC), to ease the transition of servicemembers to student veterans. By coordinating the delivery of benefits and services to veteran students, the VSOC program provides outreach to the veteran population during their transformation from military to civilian life.
The pilot program was first initiated at the University of South Florida campus in June 2009. Expansion included San Diego State University and Cleveland State University in January 2010. VetSuccess has continued to expand and ECU is the only campus in North Carolina that currently has a VSOC counselor.
VSOC is the on-campus face of the VA and is here to address the unique needs of veterans in college. The VSOC counselor is able to provide support in numerous ways considering the following factors: