Veteran Resources

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

Meet Online with the Veterans Resource Center

West Valley College and the Veterans Outreach Team welcome all military connected students to utilize the services of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC), located in the Campus Center, next to the Bookstore. The VRC provides a space for veterans to study, socialize, hang out with other veterans and access resources to enhance academic success. To utilize the GI Bill at West Valley as a U.S. Military Veteran, please download the Veterans Benefit Packet  and process your certification through the West Valley College Admissions Office.    

West Valley is now offering classes and studnet services on-line. The Virtual VRC in Cranium Cafe is available to connect with your Veteran's Counselor, Resource Specialiast and VRC Peer-Mentors. Of course, you may always call us at (408) 741-4694 for student veteran information or to schedule an appointment.

VRC Resources

Veteran Resource Center Leadership Team

  • Study lounge with computers and free printing
  • Textbook Lending Library
  • Scholarship support resources
  • Technology loans: Laptops, iPads, and Graphing Calculators
  • Sonosent Software and LiveScribe pens
  • Veteran Events in the VRC and Veterans Plaza
  • Veteran Outreach Team Peer Mentors
  • Direct access to Veteran Counselors and Academic Tutors
  • Assistance with accessing campus and community resources
  • Flight Deck - Backyard patio for special events, study breaks and socializing
  • West Valley Veterans Club

On Campus Resources

Counseling – Academic, career, personal, veterans, assessment testing and orientation sessions.

DESP (Disability & Educational Support Program) – Support services, mobility assistance/tram service, assessment, and classes for students with disabilities and learning difficulties.

EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) – Educational and financial support services for low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.

Financial Aid – Get help with your college finances, quickly and efficiently.

Student Health Services – Clinic, counseling and guidance in the areas of addiction, addiction recovery, emotional and psychological challenges, referrals and resources.

  • VRC Lending Library
  • Books for Food
  • Emergency Book Fund Voucher
  • Reserve Textbooks in Library
  • Viking Bookstore

Are you one of 140 students eligible for the TRiO Program? TRiO is a grant West Valley receives from the U.S. Department of Education to increase our students’ chances of staying in college, graduating, and even going on to a four-year university.

Tutorial Service offers free tutoring for all West Valley students in numerous subjects. Additionally, the Math Resource Center has on-going tutoring in all subjects of mathematics (located in the Math and Science Building).

Off Campus Resources

VA Palo Alto Health Care System –  information regarding medical, housing or counseling services.

GI Bill® Website information on G.I. Bill® benefits.

Veterans Center - Local Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.

Veterans Crisis Line – The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline.

Last Updated 3/27/20