USC Veterans Resource Center
Established in 2014, the USC Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a collaborative effort between the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Records, and the Registrar’s Veterans Certification Office.
Mission: The USC Veterans Resource Center strives to support the academic achievement and success of all student veterans, active-duty service members, Reserve and National Guard members, and their families.
The USC VRC achieves this mission through our cross-functional support and implementation of academic, networking, career development, and health and wellness initiatives, workshops, and events we provide directly in the USC Veterans Resource Center.
The USC VRC is a space to build community and camaraderie, study, network, get connected to health and wellness resources, eat lunch, get information on Veterans Benefits, and it provides resources and opportunities for student Veterans to achieve their academic, financial, health, and career goals.
The USC Veterans Resource Center serves as a holistic space for our student veterans. The VRC is an active and dynamic space to study and lounge and access computers, printing, a large whiteboard for studying/ problem solving, coffee, and much more.
The USC VRC is located in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Suite #330. Stop by, check-in, study, socialize and get connected.
The USC VRC is a supportive space for all student veterans (undergraduate and graduate), active-duty service members, Reserve and National Guard members, military dependents, and student Veteran allies. All are welcome.
USC’s Military History
USC has an extensive history of service, honor, commitment to both student Veterans, ROTC students, and all military-affiliated students, faculty, and staff.
The university’s history of service began in 1914 when USC began training U.S. Army Officers on campus. Then in 1940, USC established the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). Since then, over 4,300 USC ROTC Officers, across all branches, have commissioned at USC.
USC’s Connection to Service Today
USC currently has approximately 1200 student veterans enrolled each semester, both on-campus and online. USC supports the return of our veterans to civilian life through the assistance of our Veterans Resource Center, the Veterans Association, and other on and off-campus initiatives.
Currently, USC ranks #4 in Department of Defense-sponsored research expenditures among U.S. private research universities.
There are approximately 600, and counting, Trojan Veteran Alumni in the USC Alumni Veterans Network.
In 2020, USC was ranked 5th best in the nation for Best Colleges for Veterans, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Our student Veterans at USC come from a diverse background of service, leadership, industry experience, and academic interests. The Student Veteran population at USC contributes to USC’s enrichment, innovation, merit, research, leadership, and our national ranking as a top 25 university.