The Office of Veteran Services Daily Operation Schedule
Monday - Friday | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Important Information For Students Using Post 9/11 GI BILL® Benefits
Starting Spring semester 2022, students using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits will be required to verify their enrollment at the end of each month. Failure to verify for two consecutive months will interrupt the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments. This requirement went into effect for students at Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) facilities for terms starting on of after December 17, 2021.
A simple and convenient verification option is to sign up for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) text message verification. Students with a US mobile phone number on file with the VA will receive an opt-in text as their next enrollment period approaches. Students who do not have a US mobile phone number on file with VA will not be able to use text verification and instead be automatically enrolled into email verification system. Another option for students who do not opt-in for text is to call the VA Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 to verify their enrollment status.
The Office of Veteran Services provides specialized programs and services to veterans, eligible dependents, active-duty service members, and members of the selected reserve. We are a one-stop-shop for anything that you, a student veteran, may need.
Although we also assist dependents, our main goal is to help veterans in whatever capacity necessary so that you can succeed with your educational and career goals. This may include helping with admission to the school, assisting with navigating VA benefits, and connecting with on and off-campus resources.
To help ensure your success, here are some of the services and programs offered by our department:
- Assistance with submission of VA Education Benefits.
- On-campus liaison with the VA and TSU departments who assist veterans as they navigate the university system.
- Guidance regarding educational benefits eligibility and assistance with VA/TSU forms submission.
- Provide a Veteran Mentoring Program and a Veterans Academic Enhancement Program
- Programs and services that support student veterans with PTSD; also help veterans obtain on-campus services through Disabilities Services.
- Conduct events and programs that connect veterans and build relationships with campus and the community, including employment information sessions to connect veterans with employers.
The Office of Veteran Services is here to serve you during your time with TSU. Allow us to help you transition to student life, graduating, and moving on to other great things!
The mission of the Texas Southern University Office of Veterans Affairs is to provide every veteran and dependent first-class holistic educational, mental, physical and career service. Our goal is to serve and reach the entire veteran population and provide them with informed decision-making tools and information to integrate successfully back into civilian life. Please contact the Veterans Affairs Office if you have any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-313-7327 or 713-313-7862.
The vision of the Texas Southern University Office of Veterans Affairs is to be the industry leader in veteran education. As a Military Friendly School, we stand firmly committed to providing VA students not only exceptional programs but also resources that continue far beyond their collegiate experience. Through this vision, we project to provide services to an estimated 1000 or more veterans globally per year. We plan to achieve this vision through groundbreaking and enhanced educational delivery methods and solid community partnerships.
Department of Veteran Affairs