The Office of Student Veteran Success
Events In Afghanistan
Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan.
There are many resources available, including the Veterans Crisis Line, available at 1-800-273-8255 or https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.
VA Medical Centers. Emergency mental health care can be obtained at local VA medical centers at any time, regardless of a veteran's discharge status or enrollment.
Vet Centers. Community-based counseling, staffed by veterans, is available at these centers.
VA Women Veterans Call Center. Call or text 1-855-829-6636 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
VA Caregiver Support Line. Call 1-855-260-3274 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time
VA self-help apps. Tools can help veterans handle common reactions such as stress, sadness and anxiety, and track symptoms
Support is also available through service organizations:
You are not alone. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer network, or sign up for mental health services.
If you need emergency assitance dial 9-11.
If you would like to find more resources for assistance you can email the Veteran Success Coordinator, Vince Rivera at : email@example.com If you would like to speak to him person, you will find Vince Rivera in the Transfer and Student Veteran Success Center located in Room 061 of the Student Union Basement. The Success Center has student veteran ambassadors to speak with, knowledgable staff, and a space to call your own.
We are here to listen. You belong here.
Student SupportVeterans, Active Duty & Dependents
"I enjoy working at the Student Veteran Success Center. I am a full time student and a proud member of the Oklahoma National Guard. At the veteran center, I assist with events and help other veteran students. It is important that we take advantage of the opportunities that are available for our unique situation. So, I make it a priority to ensure that as student veterans, we adhere to our respective branches’ orders and that we ultimately succeed in school. I have the chance to develop my leadership skills and to connect with others who also help me along the way. Our supervisors and advisors go out of their way to make sure that we are equipped with the resources that we need to be prepared and succeed as students. This also includes our supervisor Cheryl Kleeman, listening to our problems, sharing advice, and connecting to us as a fellow veteran. I hope to continue this tradition and pass on these opportunities to future OSU student veterans."
Pictured: Malik McGee with Cheryl Kleeman, Director, in front of the Veteran Success Center