Veteran & Military Student Success Center - Viking Vets

About Us

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Mission Statement:

To Empower, Engage, and Advocate for the success of all veteran and military-connected students here at Cleveland State University.

Vision Statement:

To help veteran and military-connected students know that they are not alone throughout their academic journey. Your success is our goal!

Veteran and Military Student Success Center (VMSSC)

The Veteran and Military Student Success Center at CSU has the responsibility of supporting our veterans and military-connected community as they pursue their higher education goals. Student veterans are one of the most diverse populations along with many being first-generation college students. We utilize a holistic approach to this support as we understand transition and reintegration from the military back into the community has many complexities and each student's circumstances are unique. Our staff work with our students on an individual basis to navigate the educational benefits process from enrollment to graduation. CSU is one of three schools in the state with an in-house Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Success on Campus Counselor (VSOC) giving our students a direct face-to-face link to VA services.

What do we provide

Supportive space for our veterans and military-connected students on campus, which includes:

  • Dayroom Lounge
  • Computer Lab 
  • Study Areas
  • Kitchenette
  • Meeting Space
  • Sensory Room

We can provide based on an individual needs:

  • Individual Success Coaching
  • Learning Plans
  • Study Workshops
  • Tutoring

The Veteran and Military Student Success Center also brings in veteran-specific community partners and support organizations to connect with our students on a regular basis. Education is a means to employment. Our in-house VA Counselor can provide personalized career planning and guidance to eligible students, and we work with CSU Career Development and Exploration along with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to connect our students and graduates to a wide range of hiring resources while actively seeking internships and co-op opportunities. We believe the best way to support our veteran and military-connected students is to provide and connect them to anything they need while fostering a sense of community and giving our assistance.

If you have any questions, please call us at 216-875-9996 or email us at

Remember, Your Success is our Goal!