About Us

VETS was established by a generous grant from the American Council on Education and the Walmart Foundation.


STARS helps UCSC to welcome students who are military veterans and invites them to participate in a wide variety of academic and personal support services and programs. A student veteran support coordinator, and a group of veteran peer mentors are available on a drop-in or by-appointment basis to assist with your transition to the campus and help you get started on your UCSC educational path.


The VETS Peer Mentor team provides successful students with experience in transitioning from the military to education. Student veterans should feel free to contact these resourceful student veteran leaders to find answers to your questions. The Student Veteran Peer Mentors are available on campus or 24 hours by telephone, to contact the Veteran Resource Center call 831-459-1520, you can email the VETS Program @ vets@ucsc.edu.


Take a moment to check out the resources on the left menu including the forms needed to file for veterans education benefits while attending UCSC. You will also find bios for our VETS peer mentors, news story about our student veterans and a list of our campus collaborators.

This site will be updated soon, please come back often. August 2013.