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Being a Veteran at UT Austin

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School Certifying Officials are UT Austin employees in Office of the Registrar who certify veterans' enrollment status to the Department of Veteran Affairs. The Certifying Officials process a veteran's application for benefits and the VA determines the veteran's eligibility to receive educational assistance, issues benefits, and disburses payments.

Student Veteran Services helps veterans navigate life on campus and connect to academic and veteran-specific resources:

  • Assistance with the enrollment process
  • Explaining and accessing VA educational benefits
  • Veteran Peer Sponsorship program
  • Information on tutoring, writing skills and career counseling resources
  • Help arranging classroom and/or course load accommodations for those with a disability
  • Disability claim representation
  • Federal and local career resources
  • Housing and land resources
  • Access to alternative healing
  • Student Veteran Center,
  • Veteran-specific programs
  • Family assistance
  • Scholarship information

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin provides counseling specifically for veterans here on campus. For more information, contact the coordinator of Student Veteran Services at or 512-471-5017.

Understanding Veterans

From Combat to Campus: Voices of Student Veterans

The Kids Are All Right: Understanding Student Veterans

Helping Veteran Students Succeed

Understanding the Post 9/11 G.I.Bill (pdf)

Enhancing Veteran Success in Higher Education

Student Veterans Do Better Than Peers When Given Support Services

Student Veteran Center

UT Austin's Student Veteran Center is a lounge and meeting space where student veterans can study, socialize and relax between classes. Equipped with Wi-Fi access, a public computer workstation and a flat screen television, the center offers events and programs specifically for student veterans. Come visit us on the fourth floor of the Student Services Building (SSB), 4.472.

Check out the Grand Opening video here.

Student Veteran Association

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, UT Austin's Student Veteran Association is a registered student organization that promotes and represents the interests of student veterans on campus. In addition to being a social organization, the SVA works to help veterans and their families reintegrate into the civilian world and adjust to life on campus. For more information, visit

Veteran Sponsorship Program

UT Austin's Student Veteran Sponsorship Program is designed to facilitate connections between current and incoming student veterans. For veterans, there are a wide array of concerns and needs associated with returning to college, so we are dedicated to helping sponsors share their knowledge and experience in order to ease the transition for new student veterans.

Veteran-Specific Programs

Each year the university hosts a Student Veteran Banquet to welcome newly enrolled veterans, an annual celebration of Veterans Day, social and academic support groups, and access to community partners who serve veterans right here on campus.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Student Veteran Services

Student Veteran Services (SVS) aims to equip student veterans with the tools they need to achieve their highest personal and academic potential. To provide student veterans with this support, SVS works closely with other departments on campus, as well as various community partners.

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)

Are you worried about a student veteran in your class or concerned about the behavior of a co-worker? Do you have concerns but are not sure what to do? If so, contact the Behavior Concerns Advice Line at 512-232-5050 or submit your concerns using the online form.

Cases that present an immediate threat to self, others, or property should be considered an emergency and directed to the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) by calling 911.

From Soldier to Student

In addition to helpful information for student veterans on transitioning from military to college life, From Soldier to Student: Making the Transition to UT also provides links to a wide variety of Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) resources.

Be That One: Suicide Prevention

Be That One raises awareness about the issue of suicide, the leading cause of death among college students, and engages faculty, staff and students to take an active role in suicide prevention. Providing focused trainings to campus groups, the program strives to ensure that UT Austin systems, policies, culture and environment are conducive to students' mental health.

Voices Against Violence

VAV offers counseling, advocacy and crisis intervention for survivors of interpersonal violence

Employee Assistance Program

EAP offers access to free, confidential counseling services to help UT Austin employees face challenges and improve their wellbeing.

Available services include consultations regarding concerns about employee mental health, or disruptive or threatening behavior in the workplace. EAP also provides grief counseling, as well as workplace safety and crisis management.

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