The University of Florida is 1 of 94 universities to host the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Program. An experienced vocational rehabilitation counselor, the VSOC, is an on-campus partner from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The University of Florida’s VSOC counselor is available for one-on-one consultation and support in assisting student veterans, their families, and dependents using VA benefits with the following:

  • VA educational benefits,
  • Information on college credit for military experience and training
  • Guidance and support while using VA educational benefits
  • Eligibility and activation of educational benefits
  • Understanding and applying for Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31)
  • Vocational exploration and career counseling services (Chapter 36)
  • Information on applying for other VA benefits to include disability compensation, life insurance and home loan guaranty
  • Assistance with electing healthcare benefits through the Veterans Health Administration
  • Information and referrals to VA medical and mental health services
  • Referrals to the local Vet Center for readjustment counseling services
  • Referrals to on-campus, community, and VA resources to ensure academic success
  • Employment information and assistance
  • Student Veteran peer mentoring and tutoring services

Contact Information

Patricia K. Carswell, MHS, CRC
Department of Veterans Affairs
VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Counselor
University of Florida
Yon Hall 415 

For more Department of Veterans Affairs information