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Veteran Friendly Office (VFO) Program

Veteran Friendly Office Program

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.

Departments and programs designated as Veteran Friendly offices ensure Texas State student veterans are provided with friendly, proper and immediate assistance. These efforts  assist their academic goals and personal endeavors. In order to receive this designation, it is required for an office attend a helpful, interactive, and informative training session .

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  • There are six easy requirements we ask an interested department/office to meet:

    • 50% or more of office staff attend the Transition from Combat to Classroom: Helping Student Veterans Succeed at Texas State professional development workshop;

    • Designate a point-person and one back-up person from your area to be available as the primary contact for student veterans who have questions or need referrals;

    • Integrate a one-stop philosophy and assistance practice when helping student veterans;

    • Maintain an updated list of key offices that provide veteran resources for making referrals;

    • Maintain supply of Student Veteran Resource flyers which provide short list of veteran specific resource offices/departments/programs; and

    • Display the VFO plaque in high traffic area or place of prominent visibility within the office.

How to become a Veteran Friendly Office

There are six easy requirements we ask an interested department/office to meet:

  • 50% or more of office staff attend the Transition from Combat to Classroom: Helping Student Veterans Succeed at Texas State (Veteran Ally Training);

  • Designate a point-person and one back-up person from your area to be available as the primary contact for student veterans who have questions or need referrals;

  • Integrate a one-stop philosophy and assistance practice when helping student veterans;

  • Maintain an updated list of key offices that provide veteran resources for making referrals;

  • Add a link to the Student Veteran and Military Connected Students Website to your departmental page;

  • Promote programs and services for student veterans;

  • Display the VFO plaque in high traffic area or place of prominent visibility within the office.