As the hometown university of Military City USA, UTSA serves one of the nation's largest active and retired military populations while embracing the city's military culture. Students who identify as veterans, active duty, guard, reserve, ROTC and their dependents and family members comprise 10 percent of the university's total enrollment.
UTSA is developing a new center that will consolidate services offered across the university under one roof. The new space will house the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, the Veterans Certification Office, the Hazelwood Financial Aid Program and UTSA's Veterans Affairs counselors. It will also provide training, assistance from VA Health, Mission United, DAV and the Texas Veterans Commission and networking and socializing opportunities for students.
Under the leadership of retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and Bronze Star recipient Lisa Firmin, this one-stop shop:
This collaborative effort between UTSA and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is home to two on-site VA counselors who provide:
This volunteer grassroots organization provides student veterans and their families with resources, support and advocacy to enable student success by:
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs regularly teams up with local sponsors to host special events for UTSA's military-affiliated students. Recent events include: