Veterans celebrate the opening of the Veterans Resource Center on Sept. 12, 2012. Photo by Lee Choo.
A wonder of the university eco-system is that groups of diverse sets of people often come together for a common goal. One of those groups — military veterans — was given a special space last semester on the CSUN campus when the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) opened its doors. As the spring semester kicks off, the VRC has already become a home where those students can take advantage of what CSUN has to offer them.
“I know there are some good resources here on campus that I do not know about,” CSUN senior and six-year Army vet Christopher Gonzalez told Bob Garcia of the Daily Sundial. “There are a lot of people here with different connections in different things, so it’s always good to establish a good network.”
That network is sure to expand in the upcoming semesters. According to the Sundial, there are 40 new student veterans joining the Matador family this semester alone. The VRC will help them with everything from financial aid help to finding counseling, and as their number grows, the services offered by the VRC will become more visible — and so will their contingent on campus.
Read more: VRC Welcomes Back Student Vets [Daily Sundial]