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Rank #4 in Tier 2 Research Institutions
Military Times: Best Colleges - Rank 35
Rank 42
In 2019, Texas State University Ranked #4 in Tier 2 Research Institutions in the Military Friendly®: Top 10 School and is Ranked 42nd in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018.  Previously, Texas State was recognized as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs (2009) and ranked 13th nationally in the Best For Vets college survey conducted by Military Times EDGE (2011). This recognition was  accomplished due to the support and dedication of our faculty and staff. Many Texas State departments, colleges, and programs have been designated Veteran Friendly Offices. These offices effectively practice a one-stop philosophy when helping student veterans.
It is our honor to collectively serve those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Helping our student veterans and their families identify and utilize essential resources on-campus and in the local community is one of our ways of giving back. Please browse our pages to find programs and resources which assists student veterans in succeeding at Texas State University.

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Veterans initiative

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.

9th Annual Stars & Stripes Scramble Golf Tournament Sponsored by VATS
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM - The Bandit Golf Club
This tournament invites all who wish to support student veterans at Texas State and a not-for-profit local organization which actively supports them. Project Healing Waters is an organization helping student veterans recreationally. All of the funds go directly to veterans.

Veterans Graduation Reception
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Veterans Graduation Reception

Monday, May 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
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This graduation reception recognizes the academic achievements and contributions of student veterans, their families and friends at Texas State. Family, friends and mentors are welcome to attend. Graduating student veterans will receive Red, White & Blue Graduation Cords to be worn with Official TXST Regalia (cap & gown), listen to keynote speaker, enjoy food and drink receptions, and receive award recognitions.

If you are or someone you know is graduating this semester, please register to participate. For more information.
Fireside Chat with Major General Angie Salinas
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Fireside Chat with Major General Angie Salinas

Monday, May 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: TBD
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Major General Angie Salinas served in the United States Marine Corps for 39 years. She was the first Latina selected and promoted to the general officer ranks in the U.S. Marine Corps. At the time of her retirement in September of 2013, she was the most senior ranking woman and Latina in the Corps.

Salinas will be the guest speaker at this Springs Veteran Graduation Ceremony. She has agreed to meet with student veterans prior to graduation and chat with them about their experiences.

To attend this chat with her please RSVP by Wednesday May 8th 2019 at 5:00pm.

Sewell Park
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Bobcat Veterans & Family BBQ


Please be on the lookout for future dates.

All Veterans (students, staff & faculty) and their family are welcomed to attend. Join us for free food and family-friendly fun for you and your family.  Learn about resources, programs and services at the TXST and Round Rock Campus. Meet fellow student veterans and TXST faculty/staff members. We'll have representatives from off-campus and non-profits organizations. 
No cost to attend this program. 

Veterans Monthly Lunch
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Veterans Monthly Lunch

We will not be holding monthly lunches throughout Summer, please look back in Fall for dates, times and locations.

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Student Veterans are invited to participate in a monthly informal meet-and-greet. This provides an opportunity to interact with peers, various on - and off-campus representatives, and Texas State faculty. This casual lunch connects veterans with prospective mentors, learn about various opportunities, receive updates on upcoming events, and to take a break from a busy day.

Veterans Welcome Reception
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Veterans Welcome Reception

Our next one will be in Fall 2019 please stay tuned for further details on the date.
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New, transfer and current student veterans are invited to attend. This opportunity connects student veterans with resources, services, Veteran Friendly Offices, and fellow student vets. The Veterans Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to meet the Veteran Alliance of Texas State (VATS), connect with prospective mentors, and learn about resources and opportunities at Texas State.  Food and refreshments are provided. 
Veteran Friendly Office Logo

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.

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 .

Read more about the VFO Program.


Women military members are an integral component of our armed forces. Although they can often times be forgotten or overlooked, we have deemed it vital to acknowledge them as a part of our military and veteran community. Therefore, we are starting a new initiative called The FEWER, The PROUDER.

The first event will be held April 20, 2019 from 1pm-4pm a day out at University Camp on the ropes course. For further information or special accommodations such as transportation please contact the SDI office at least 72 hours prior to the start of the program. or 512.245.2278

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The FEWER, The PROUDER at U-Camp
Saturday, April 20, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1000 University Rd. Wimberley, TX 78676

Military Branch Birthdays - US Marine Corps 243rd Birthday

Military Branch Birthday - Flyer - Marine Corps

Military Branch Birthdays is part of a new initiative at Texas State University that will observe and celebrate the creation of all military branches and other important dates to raise awareness about the rich history and significance of United States military and servicemembers.

US Marine Corps will celebrate 243 years of service on November 10, 2018. The history of the Marine Corps official began with the founding of the Continental Marines on 10 November 1775 to conduct ship-to-ship fighting, provide shipboard security, discipline enforcement, and assist in landing forces. More about the US Marine Corps and its wonderful history.

On November 8, 2018 (the Thursday prior), Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS) and Student Diversity & Inclusion (SDI) will provide FREE breakfast to celebrate!


US Marine Corps 243rd Birthday
Thursday, November 8, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
VATS Lounge - LBJ Student Center Suite 4-13.3, 4th Floor
Free Breakfast provided.

In solidarity of all branches, all current and previous military service members (active, reserve and veteran) are invited to join us. Enjoy a cup of coffee and comradery.

First-come, first-serve.

Health & Wellness Services


Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to help cope with stress.

A few of their services include: self help resources, individual counseling, group counseling and workshops. Visit their website for more information!

Office of Disability Services

ODS provides specialized support services based on the individual student's disability-based needs. For classroom accommodations, please visit the Office of Disability Services website.  ODS employs two (2) Veteran Liaison Specialists to assist student veterans.

Contact ODS

Off-Campus Resources

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital

Austin Vet Center

Austin Outpatient Clinic

San Antonio Northeast Vet Center

Community Action, Inc of Central Texas

Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

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Career Services

Career Services                             

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! 


Other Highlights and Services On and Around Campus


Highlights & Events Around Campus

Veterans Day Commemoration

Veteran's Memorial Garden

Hillviews: A Welcome Home for Veterans


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

Military Veteran Peer Network

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Veterans Advisory Council (VAC)

The Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) was created in November 2008. This effort combines the knowledge, resources, skills, and abilities of   faculty and staff who strategically plan assistance to student veterans at Texas State.  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.
Veterans initiative

Veterans Initiative at Texas State

School of Social Work
Veterans Initiative is directed by Dr. Katherine Selber, Professor for the School of Social Work. It is a model of transitional, comprehensive, and coordinated services built upon the knowledge and understanding of Texas State veterans. Up-to-date empirical research and needs assessments informs Dr. Selber and her Social Work interns of the work necessary to be done to effective assist student veterans. In addition, partnerships help the campus be responsive by utilizing  active outreach and follow-up to engage 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, and training and technical assistance.


For free support and referrals email:


Check out the Veterans Initiative Brochure (below).

This is a comprehensive list of resources, departments, and offices here to serve you.


Below is a list of upcoming scholarship opportunities:

American Legion Post 326 Scholarship for Living Expenses DEADLINE: May 1st, 2017