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Veterans Success Center at Citrus College

View the Citrus College Veterans Success Center welcome video on YouTube

Saluting Our Veterans · Thurs, Nov 10, 2022 · 11 a.m. at the Campus Center Mall

Fall 2022 office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To make a counseling appointment with a veterans counselor, visit Veterans Appointment Scheduling web page. Select the "Specialty Area Counseling" tab from the drop down menu to see the veteran appointment links.

David Rodriguez - Drop-in Veterans Counseling Lobby
Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Victor Sandoval Drop-in Veterans Walk-in Counseling Lobby
Tuesdays from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

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 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 portal

Mental health support will be available through U.S. Vets Outside the Wire (the nation's largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans).

For an appointment, fill out the online referral form.

For additional support and referrals, contact

If you are in need of immediate assistance or have a life-threatening concern please contact 9-11 or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, 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 Office Hours:
Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Virtual office hours are no longer offered.)

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
1. checking VSC Canvas page
frequently checking your student email for important updates.
2. following us on Instagram @citruscollegevsc
3. downloading the Citrus Mobile app from Google Play (Android users) or the App Store (Apple) and create a free account.

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. ​
(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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