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Veterans Success Center at Citrus College

View the Citrus College Veterans Success Center welcome video on YouTube

Though the Citrus College campus is currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Veterans Success Center staff is working remotely and will continue to provide you information and support.

To make a counseling appointment with a veterans counselor, visit Counseling and Advisement Appointment Scheduling web page. Follow the instruction on how to book an appointment with David Rodriguez or Victor Sandoval.

For the veterans counseling drop-in zoom lobby, select from the following:

If you have a VA rating or another physical, learning, or mental health diagnosis, you may qualify for academic accommodations. Accommodations are adjustments that can be made to support you in the areas that your rating or diagnosis impacts your educational functioning. Watch this introduction video for more information.

If interested, please contact Shannon Carlin, DSPS counselor assisting in the VSC, via email at scarlin@citruscollege.edu or by phone at (626) 784-5728.

For GI Bill® certification questions, please contact the Veterans Success Center at (626) 852-6421.

For new students, please visit the New Student Veterans web page.

For recurring students, please follow these steps:

  1. Update your student education plan (SEP)
  2. Register for your classes
  3. Submit your intent form via the my.citruscollege.edu portal.

Mental health support will be available through U.S. Vets (the nation's largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans). Please contact Nelson Algarin at nalgarin@usvets.org Tuesday through Thursday.

For additional support and referrals, contact mbuffo@citruscollege.edu.

If you are experiencing a crisis, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at (800) 273-8255, press 1.

For VA related questions or questions about vocational rehabilitation, contact Maura Kazden at (310) 235-7778 or maura.kazden@va.gov

Have questions about the Vet Success on Campus counselor, chapter 36 counseling and chapter 31 vocational rehabilitation?

VA VSOC Counselor's walk-in hours (vis Webex):
Occurs every Monday, effective Monday, June 21, 2021, until Monday, August 9, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Join from the meeting link
https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=m3ce27bb94a1ef6109ce11bd88aebca07

Join from the meeting number
Meeting number (access code): 199 005 9022
Meeting password: mpYJYFf9?43

If you have questions, you may contact Maria Buffo at mbuffo@citruscollege.edu, or you may call (626) 852-6421. Please leave a voicemail message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Stay updated by:

Summer 2021 Daily VSC Drop-In Zoom Lounge:
Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/91011561884 

As the central hub for our veterans program, the Citrus College Veterans Success Center offers a wide array of services to our student veterans.

The Veterans Success Center provides a relaxing place for them to meet, receive the latest veteran benefits information, coordinate with the Veterans Network (club), hold workshops, meet with veterans service organizations, and allows the staff to more easily manage the veterans services from one central location.

All are welcome to checkout the center anytime. See how we treat our brave men and women who have served our great nation in war and in peace. We stand ready to help those who have served transition back to civilian life.

Contact Us

​The Veterans Success Center is located near the center of campus, in the IC Building, between the ED Building to the west and the LB Building to the east. 

veterans@citruscollege.edu ​
(626) 852-6421​​

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Veterans Success Center is to assist student veterans in achieving their educational and professional goals by removing barriers they may face when transitioning to civilian life, student life, or acclimating to the academic culture. The center also strives to empower student veterans and provide them with the skills necessary to compete globally.

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Citrus College has been voted a military friendly school for 11 consecutive years and a military spouse friendly school for two consecutive years.

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