Veteran & Military Student Success Center - Viking Vets


Having a strong support system is crucial for success, and it extends beyond just on-campus resources to include community and national resources as well. Cleveland State University and the City of Cleveland stands out as supportive communities, especially with the veteran and military-connected students. Below, you'll find a list of important links and organizations from not only the campus but also the local community and nationwide that you may find beneficial. 


Division of Student Belonging and Success

CSU's Division of Student Belonging and Success is designed around a growing body of research linking a college student’s sense of identity and belonging to their academic success and timely graduation. We strive to create an ecosystem designed to support CSU students academically and in all aspects of their college experience.


All students, faculty, and staff are valuable members of the CSU Community. We want you to know you are not alone in addressing concerns or barriers in your life; CARE is here for you. Community Assessment Response and Evaluation, better known as CARE, works collaboratively to support your well-being and safety, while promoting a culture that encourages reporting of concerns. We are a community, and we support each other. Because we CARE.


Lift Up Vikes! offers a convenient, dignified and compassionate process through which CSU students are connected to resources that supplement nutrition and other basic human needs as they strive to earn a college degree.

CSU Rec Center 
Campus Recreation is more than just exercise. CSU Campus Recreation Services is dedicated to providing an inclusive and comprehensive collection of programs and services that promote health, wellness and leisure. 

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center supports and empowers our diverse student community through group, individual and couple’s counseling, case management, and psychiatry.

The Mareyjoyce Green Women's Center  

The Mareyjoyce Green Women's Center removes barriers to success through advocacy, education, services, support and referrals. They celebrate the diversity and intersectionality of womanhood and strive to assist every woman in realizing their full potential. 

LGBTQ+ Student Services  

LGBTQ+ Student Services is committed to enhancing the overall educational and social experience of the CSU community. We provide resources, support and programming that promotes the academic and personal growth and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (+) students and their allies, and work to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus for all.

The Center for Campus Engagement

Our priority is to cultivate an environment for building a vibrant, engaging community through leadership development, programming and learning opportunities. We work with our campus colleagues and partners to support students and student organizations.  We promote leadership development, positive campus traditions and community involvement at the University.

The Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center

Formerly known as the Afro-American Cultural Center (AACC), the AACC was renamed in 2004 to honor the legacy of Howard A. Mims, director of the Black Studies Program from 1991-2001. The African Art Center features a permanent collection of African art, contemporary and traditional works by African American artists, revolving exhibits on the art, culture and history of Africa and the African Diaspora, along with formal and informal events such as colloquia, films and programs tailored for student retention, providing a space for students to relax, engage in discussions, study, socialize, receive tutoring and explore career opportunities.


  • NEOPAT - Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism