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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.

Until further notice, students have the opportunity to book academic counseling appointments online.

Review the Appointment Scheduling how-to page and access the online appointment system via this link, and follow the instructions on how to book an appointment with David Rodriguez or Victor Sandoval.

Please email Rosa Moncada at

For those who receive the Post 9/11 Basic Housing Allowance:
During this difficult time, we have worked with Congress to preserve GI Bill® benefits for those impacted by COVID-19. The Senate and House passed S.3503. The bill is headed to the President to sign, which will give VA the authority to continue GI Bill® payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies.

The new law allows the VA to pay education benefits regardless of the fact your program has changed from resident training to online training.

Also, you will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments you received for resident training until December 2021, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training. We are working to immediately implement the new changes.

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 Justina Wong at Tuesday through Thursday.

For additional support and referrals, contact

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

Weekly Mental Health Lounge on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. by joining the Zoom meeting at
Meeting ID: 929 6023 6832 · Password: 042061

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):
Meeting number (access code): 199 491 5005
Meeting password: NwWY5wY7q$6
Occurs every Monday effective Monday, August 17, 2020 until Monday, December 7, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join on the web by clicking this link -
or join by your mobile device (404) 397-1596 (USA toll number)

Global call-in numbers, toll-free calling restrictions
Join from a video system or application

Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business

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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.

Stay updated by:

  • check VSC 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.

Fall 2020 Weekly VSC Drop-In Zoom Lounge:
Monday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thursday from from 9 a.m. - 11 a.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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Veterans Success Center at Citrus College