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Since 2009, Texas State University has been recognized as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and in 2011, Texas State ranked 13th nationally in the Best For Vets college survey conducted by Military Times EDGE. This could not have been accomplished without the support and dedication of our faculty and staff. Many Texas State departments, colleges, and programs have been designated Veteran Friendly Offices; implementing a one-stop philosophy and assistance practice when helping student veterans.
We find it an honor to serve those who have sacrificied so much for their country. Helping our student veterans and their families locate essential resources on-campus and in the local community is one of our ways of giving back. Please browse through our page to find programs and resources that assist our student veterans succeed at Texas State.
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Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)
The Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS) is a chartered student organization made up of US military veterans and their supporters with the mission of assisting our military members with the transition from service to student. VATS provides an extensive social and professional network in addition to connecting other veterans with the various resources available to them. ALL student veterans are encouraged to join.
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Veteran Friendly Office Program (VFO)
The Veteran Friendly Office Program (VFO) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, and the Veterans Advisory Council at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Departments and programs that are designated as Veteran Friendly offices ensure that our Texas State student veterans are provided with friendly, proper and immediate assistance or resources to assist them with their academic and personal endeavors. The process by which an office can recieve this designation is simple.
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Veterans Graduation Reception
Celebrated at end of each Fall and Spring Semester
This reception recognizes the academic achievements and contributions of student veterans at Texas State.
If you are or someone you know is graduating this Spring or Summer 2015, then please register to participate. For more information.
Veterans Advisory Council (VAC)
The Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) was created in November 2008 to bring together faculty and staff who had an interest in assisting student veterans at Texas State as well as combine efforts and resources to better serve our students. The council became a recognized group in August 2009 under the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
To learn more about VAC, please visit their website: Veterans Advisory Council.
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Veterans Initiative at Texas State
Center for Children and Families
The Veterans Initiative, directed by Dr. Katherine Selber, Professor for the School of Social Work, is a model of transitional, comprehensive, and coordinated services that is built on knowing Texas State veterans thru empirical research and needs assessments, partnerships that help the campus be responsive, and active outreach and follow-up that engages student veterans in a variety of venues. Services in the model have been developed in the areas of academic support and orientation, health and behavioral health, career and employment, training and technical assistance.
For free support and referrals email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Resource Referral List (below).
This is a comprehensive list of resources, departments, and offices here to serve you.
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The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to help cope with stress.
Office of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides specialized support services based on the individual student's disability-based needs. For classroom accommodations please visit the Office of Disability Services website.
Texas State's Career Services office provides a variety of services tailored to the needs of Texas State student veterans.
Services include resume assistance, career exploration, job searching, On-Campus student employment resources and career prep. Visit their Military & Post Military Career Resource Page for more information!
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Highlights & Events Around Campus
Off Campus Resources
The Hays County Veteran Services Office assists veterans and their dependents access federal, state, local and nonprofit program benefits.
Other Off Campus Resources