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Veterans Success Center at Citrus College

Though the Citrus College campus is 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 one of the options below.

DSPS Counselor Walk-In Hours for Questions or for More Information:

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 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 Tuesday through Thursday.

For additional support and referrals, contact

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

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, January 11, 2021, until Monday, June 7, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join from the meeting link

Join from the meeting number
Meeting number (access code): 199 443 3015
Meeting password: h33jQskpx2*

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

Stay updated by:

  • check ingVSC Canvas page
  • frequently checking your student email for important updates.
  • joining the Citrus College VSC Facebook group at
  • downloading the Citrus Mobile app from Google Play (android users) or the App Store (Apple) and create a free account.

Spring 2021 Weekly VSC Drop-In Zoom Lounge:
Monday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: 

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.

Calendar of Events

History of the Veterans Center​

Citrus Student Veterans in the Media​​

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. ​
(626) 852-6421​​

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 military friendly school for eight years in a row, by GI Jobs Magazine.

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