A “U Vet” is any student, faculty or staff member, or alumnus of the University of Utah who served or serves in the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Space Force, or National Guard, on active duty or the reserves, for any length of time, and has not been separated from these services with a dishonorable discharge. The U’s Veterans Support Center serves U Vets, their spouses and children attending the U, and contracted ROTC students.
Our mission is to support the individual and academic success of veterans, service members, and their family members who attend the university; to help them receive the benefits they earned; to support their goals for a successful future; and to serve as a liaison between the student veteran community and the university.
Our vision is a campus where student veterans have the highest retention and graduation rates and receive the most comprehensive services and resources at the most veteran friendly university in the Rockies.
What We Do
The VSC is a “one stop shop” for student veterans to find services, support, advocacy, and camaraderie. Some of the VSC services include VA educational benefits assistance, VA benefits and health services counseling, free computer and printing resources, and peer support, as well as a lounge, study area, refreshments, veterans’ events, and “SWAG” (U Vet clothing and gear).