Who We Are

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Mission Statement 

The Cal Veteran Services Center at UC Berkeley expands access and empowers veteran and military-connected student engagement within this public research university. We increase veteran and military-connected student 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 veteran and military-connected students. 



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Image of student with two boats on a river and a domed building in the background.
Headshot of soldier in camouflage with horizon in the background.
Headshot of student posing in front of trees.
Headshot of student wearing a blazer and white top in front of a building with foliage.
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Headshot of student wearing dress with the columns of Doe Library in the background.


Headshot photo of Latino male student in a blazer and button up shirt with rainbow paintstroke pattern in the background.
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  • 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