Veterans

SJCC VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER

SJCC Student-Veterans

The San José City College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is located on the 2nd Floor in the Student Center across from the Job Placement Center. 

The VRC is the liaison between you as a veterans, your dependents, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our goal is to provide you, as a veteran student, with services and resources to assist you as you embark on achieving your educational goals.

In collaboration with various resources on campus, and veterans community organizations and resources, we increase success by helping you to overcome academic, transfer, social, and/or personal challenges.

The VRC provides a space for you to gather, socialize, and form relationships with other veterans. This space is a hub for the Veterans Programming efforts that include connecting you with the Veterans Student Association and accessing resources provided by the college and local veterans agencies. 

We provide a holistic approach to support services that has shown to increase veteran student success. That approach includes close collaboration with Financial Aid, Counseling, the Veterans Resource Center, the Veterans Student Association, and the Student Affairs department overall.


Services We Offer:

  • ​Veteran-specific Orientation
  • Technology center with four computers and a printer
  • VA Veteran Work-Study Peer Mentor program (In-progress)
  • Priority Registration
  • Veterans Student Association
  • Outreach Veterans Project Transportation Services
  • Book Loan Program
  • Campus-wide Service Guidance:
  • Guidance to Off-campus Services:
  • VA Health Clinics
  • Goodwill
  • San Jose Veterans Center
  • VA Palo Alto Hospital
  • Veterans Supportive Agency
  • The American Legion
  • Make The Connection:

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​Contact Us

Veterans Association logoLocation

Student Center, Room 215

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thur: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fri. 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact

Lila Chiem

Veteran Counselor

Lila.Chiem@sjcc.edu

(408) 298-2181 x3650


Kathy Araki

Program Assistant

Kathleen.Araki@sjcc.edu 

(408) 288-3121 


Sophia Partida

VA Certifying Official

Sophia.Partida@sjcc.edu 
(408) 288-3742​

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