USC Aiken Office of Veteran and Military Student Success

USC Aiken Office of Veteran and Military Student Success Helping Veterans, Currently Serving, and Military Family Members utilize their military benefits at University of South Carolina Aiken. The University of South Carolina Aiken Office of Veteran and Military Student Success Center (VMSS) is dedicated to the continued success of our veterans, service members, and military families.
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As a leading and award winning university in veteran education and career placement, we strive to connect veterans to one another, their communities, and their futures; we provide answers, not advice. We are the subject matter experts in veteran related programming, student veteran issues, and G.I. Bill application at USC Aiken. We dedicate ourselves to the progress of student veterans and military family members beginning with initial contact. Although our direct support may no longer be needed after graduation, the bonds and foundations for success built here will live on. Our overarching goal is Veteran and Military Student Success, which is where we found inspiration for our name. By partnering with the Augusta/Aiken Warrior Project, transitional counseling services, and the Veterans Administration we are equipped to assist our students with a smooth transition from military life as well as with academic success. We ensure that our center and members of this community feel at home. If our veteran and military students do well, so do we. Success is a journey, not a destination.

Mission: Provides services and support to the veterans and military members of our country’s Armed Forces in their educational pursuits as they transition from their military service through the university to becoming vital community members.

Operating as usual

Did you know there is no federal or national database that contains demographic information on student veterans? This le...
10/08/2020
SVA Survey

Did you know there is no federal or national database that contains demographic information on student veterans? This leads to an under sampling of student veterans and an over sampling of other student groups, often resulting in inaccurate reporting.

Every year, we depend on current student veterans and alumni to help us tell their success stories in higher education. The SVA Census is an annual survey collecting this vital demographic data on student veterans and SVA alumni for policy makers, SVA partners, and the public.

We use this data to inform our programs and services, inform other veterans' groups and the public, and to support our advocacy work on Capitol Hill.

Please help us complete the 2020 SVA Census by taking the survey below by October 30.

Start Survey

10/08/2020
VMSS Ad 2018

#ThrowbackThursday Allowing students to get to know the VMSS

10/06/2020
Halloween Drop-in

Do you already have your costume for Halloween? Why not show it off at our Halloween Drop-in?! Come dressed to impress and win a prize! Can't wait to see you there!

Attention all VMSS students! The VMSS is bringing back the Empowering Healthy Veterans 5K but with a twist. To ensure pa...
10/02/2020

Attention all VMSS students! The VMSS is bringing back the Empowering Healthy Veterans 5K but with a twist. To ensure participants safety due to covid-19, we have decided to make this year's event a Virtual 5K! Be on the look out for future posts & mark your calendars!

South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran SurveyThis study is being conducted by Vantage Point Foundation ...
09/18/2020

South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Survey
This study is being conducted by Vantage Point Foundation and the College of Charleston in support of the South Carolina Department of Veteran Affairs (SCDVA), with the goal of informing the SCDVA of current issues facing the military veterans residing in South Carolina.
Help us better understand all aspects of the veteran and military connected community in South Carolina.
Survey Link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1gBdCIskDqMeuifdghJ3dXho1EO232LogLkvKgnMtN1sYMQ/viewform

For more info.:https://scdva.sc.gov/

September 11, 2020 is a great day for Team VMSS to give back to the UofSC Aiken CommunityAlways happy to contribute to t...
09/11/2020

September 11, 2020 is a great day for Team VMSS to give back to the UofSC Aiken Community
Always happy to contribute to the Family Fund :)
https://www.usca.edu/family-fund

Today we remember September 11, those who died, and the first responders. 🙏
09/11/2020

Today we remember September 11, those who died, and the first responders. 🙏

Welcome to the VMSS Family Jason!
09/10/2020

Welcome to the VMSS Family Jason!

Thank you to all the students that dropped by during our Welcome Back Drop-In event
09/10/2020

Thank you to all the students that dropped by during our Welcome Back Drop-In event

Come join us today for our Welcome Back Drop-In!!
09/08/2020

Come join us today for our Welcome Back Drop-In!!

09/04/2020
Meet the VTSAs

Get to know your Fall 2020 VTSAs and come join them for Social Hour on Tuesday!

Attention all VMSS Students, the VMSS Office will be closed for Labor day.
09/04/2020

Attention all VMSS Students, the VMSS Office will be closed for Labor day.

Come socialize and enjoy coffee and donuts in our new space!
09/02/2020

Come socialize and enjoy coffee and donuts in our new space!

VMSS Drop in has been rescheduled to next Tuesday!
08/31/2020

VMSS Drop in has been rescheduled to next Tuesday!

VMSS Business Hours for Fall 20
08/25/2020

VMSS Business Hours for Fall 20

Come visit us in the new VMSS location and let's get to know each other! Meet some awesome people, enjoy some snacks, an...
08/25/2020

Come visit us in the new VMSS location and let's get to know each other! Meet some awesome people, enjoy some snacks, and coffee.

Welcome Back!!
08/20/2020

Welcome Back!!

VMSS Team VA Education, Military Benefits, Campus Support Training 2020
08/19/2020

VMSS Team VA Education, Military Benefits, Campus Support Training 2020

VMSS Team VA Education, Military Benefits, Campus Support Training 2020

Fall 20 Orientation "Groupie"#vmss #uscaorientation #VetSuccess #teamvmss2020
08/18/2020

Fall 20 Orientation "Groupie"

#vmss #uscaorientation #VetSuccess #teamvmss2020

Fall 2020
08/17/2020

Fall 2020

We're Here!!Join us in our new location in the B&E Gym! We still have our office computers, free printing, and hangout/k...
08/17/2020

We're Here!!
Join us in our new location in the B&E Gym!
We still have our office computers, free printing, and hangout/kitchen area!
#vmss #vetsuccess #B&EGym

Attention All VMSS Students!! Today is the last day the VMSS will be in Penland 107 due to renovations, come join us in ...
08/14/2020

Attention All VMSS Students!!
Today is the last day the VMSS will be in Penland 107 due to renovations, come join us in our new location starting Monday!!

Attention all VMSS students! The VMSS Office will be temporarily moved to the B&E GYM as our office undergoes renovation...
08/12/2020

Attention all VMSS students! The VMSS Office will be temporarily moved to the B&E GYM as our office undergoes renovations. We will still have our lounge, fridge, and coffee area. We will also still have our free printing!! Come join us in the B&E!

Congratulations Rachel on winning the G5 Cup Award🏆 you are now the Official Advocate of the Month!
08/11/2020

Congratulations Rachel on winning the G5 Cup Award🏆 you are now the Official Advocate of the Month!

SOUTH CAROLINA VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRAs we approach the fall semester, most colleges who planned on doing on-campus career ...
08/06/2020

SOUTH CAROLINA VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

As we approach the fall semester, most colleges who planned on doing on-campus career fairs have had to cancel due to COVID. In response, the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers has partnered with universities across the state to organize a virtual fair for all college students and alumni in South Carolina on August 12th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Opportunities are available for full-time, part-time and internship positions.
Registration is easy and free at https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=40ebac5b-1fd6-40f4-a052-abec01509690!

Happy Birthday Coast Guard!
08/05/2020

Happy Birthday Coast Guard!

We will email/call you back as soon as possible!
07/31/2020

We will email/call you back as soon as possible!

#TBT to last year's Scholarship Reception!
07/30/2020

#TBT to last year's Scholarship Reception!

We will be working remotely on Monday, July 27. We will be back in the office on Tuesday!
07/24/2020

We will be working remotely on Monday, July 27. We will be back in the office on Tuesday!

#MemeMonday
07/13/2020

#MemeMonday

Happy Independence Day!
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day!

We will be closed on Friday for Independence Day.
07/02/2020

We will be closed on Friday for Independence Day.

We are proud to collaborate with Jim Lorraine and the American's Warrior Partnership Team. Thank you Jim for the USC Aik...
07/01/2020
Aiken Standard

We are proud to collaborate with Jim Lorraine and the American's Warrior Partnership Team. Thank you Jim for the USC Aiken Office of Veteran and Military Student Success shout out. #VetSuccess

After retiring from 22 years of military service, Jim Lorraine continues to serve his country.

"To me, it’s a duty to continue to serve," Lorraine said. "I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t continue to serve."

Scholarships are due TODAY! Don't miss out on these scholarship opportunities, apply today!
07/01/2020

Scholarships are due TODAY! Don't miss out on these scholarship opportunities, apply today!

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471 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
29801

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(803) 643-6767

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This VMSS post motivates me! Nicely stated USC Aiken Office of Veteran and Military Student Success #Motivated #Staystrong
SO EXCITED TO BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS!
Daniel Baxa
Your Student Veterans Organization is looking for some hard chargers. If you are a veteran, the spouse or dependent of a veteran then you are already a member of the USCA SVO. Like our page and become more involved. We have several events planned but we need you. USC Aiken Student Veterans Organization. We are also looking for officer(s) for the 2017-2018 year. Contact Doc Robert Franklin, Will James, or Jenna Braddy if you are interested.