Student Affairs

Veteran Student Success Program

Veteran Student Success Program - Viking Vets
For more information, visit the Viking Vets at:

Known as The Viking Vets, the Veteran Student Success Program serve the over 600 veterans attending Cleveland State University and provide the following services to all veterans, serving military personnel and military family attending CSU:

  • Admissions assistance and counseling
  • Academic advising including declaring a major
  • VA benefits (including the GI Bill) counseling and access to all VA services in northeast Ohio
  • Assistance to those serving with class concerns arising from deployment, ADT and even IDT
  • Tutoring – one on one academic tutoring from other veterans attending CSU
  • A Dayroom – the veterans lounge includes a separate computer room, quiet study/tutoring room, the VA VetSuccess Counselor, and an office for the staff of the Veterans Certifying Official
  • A veteran student staff that can assist with any concern or can find those who can assist
  • VA VetSuccess Counselor – in-house VA benefits specialist (a VA employee)
  • Veterans Certifying Official – office is co-located in the Dayroom
  • Counseling services as needed – either using campus programs or referrals to the VA
  • A chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA)


Brandon Thompson
Director Veteran Student Services Program

George Ackerman
Vet Services Campus Counselor