Who We Are

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Mission Statement 

The Cal Veteran Services Center at UC Berkeley expands access and empowers veteran and active duty service member engagement within this public research university. We increase student veteran enrollment, support academic and co-curricular experiences, and facilitate preparation for goals beyond graduation. Our work engages individuals and the broader community to facilitate a transformation of higher education experience for veterans. 



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Silas Kanady

Veteran Outreach Peer Advisor

Sociology Major

Army Veteran

Summer Nicholas

Veteran Outreach Peer Advisor

Geography Major

Navy Veteran

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Sebastian Larsen

Veteran Outreach Peer Advisor

Anthropology Major

Army Veteran

Kyle Le

Veteran Outreach Peer Advisor

Economics Major

Army Reserves/ Marine Corps Veteran


  • Counseling

    • Academic, Financial Aid, VA Benefits, Personal

    • Counseling and Psychological Services

    • Readjustment Counseling with Dr. Kathleen Pierce, VA Psychologist, Oakland Vet Center.

      • Currently on pause

    • Prospective student

  • Peer Advising

    • Front Desk Peer Advisors

    • Veteran Outreach Peer Advisors (VOPAs)

  • Community Room

    • Space to study and relax, computers, printing, refrigerator, microwave, coffee, phone charging

  • Study Room

    • Access to study room is permitted when the building is open

  • Ethnic Studies 198 Course

    • Veterans in Higher Education

  • Workshops

  • Partnerships with student veteran and alumni groups

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The Cal Veteran Services Center is part of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3).  The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence ensure non-traditional students excel at the top public University in the world. By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead.  The CE3 Programs are:  Berkeley Hope Scholars, Berkeley Underground Scholars, Cal Veteran Services Center, Educational Opportunity Program,Re-entry Student Program, Student Parent Center, Student Support Services, Transfer Student Center, and Undocumented Student Program

"A hero is someone who was given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."

- Joseph Campbell