Who We Are
The transition from soldier to student, from combat to campus, is often a difficult one. At UT, our goal is to create an environment where student veterans can thrive in areas of academia, leadership, and connectedness. By facilitating this intentional support, VSC extends learning beyond the classroom, builds community, and provides transformative experiences.
The Veterans Success Center (VSC) offers assistance and guidance to:
- Active duty service members
- Guardsmen, and family members using their VA educational benefits.
The VSC works collaboratively with multiple campus partners to provide programs and opportunities to bridge the gap from military service to higher education to job obtainment, and ensure veteran success both in and out of the classroom.
You have served your country, let us serve you!
News & Updates
Smokey Mountain Service Dogs —a nonprofit based in Lenoir City, Tennessee, that provides mobility assistance service dogs for veterans with service-connected physical disabilities at no cost—was recently profiled in Torchbearer Magazine.
The Veterans Impact Program is a one-semester cohort program for incoming student veterans that will support their transition to UT and maximize their first-year experience on Rocky Top. Veterans Impact will introduce these new Vols to the academic success skills and resources that will enhance their collegiate journey. Learn more about the VIP in this story about Student Veteran Cody Russell
After serving for five years in the US Army, Oregon native Trevor Vickery traveled around the country, searching for the right school to use his GI Bill benefits. Once he discovered the extensive network of support for veterans at the University of Tennessee, he knew he had found his new home. Read Trevor’s story here.
Thomas Cruise, assistant director of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Veterans Success Center, has been named a 2022 Veteran Champion of the Year in higher education by G.I. Jobs magazine.
The Dog Tag Dialogue is a newly created veteran-focused podcast that discusses the strengths of student veterans, their positions at the university, and how they work towards academic success in and outside the classroom. Listen to the first podcast here.