SJCC Student-Veterans

The San Jose City College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is located on the second floor in the Student Center across from the Job Placement Center. 

The VRC is the liaison between veterans or their dependents, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our goal is to provide Veteran students with services and resources to assist them as they embark on achieving their educational goals.

In collaboration with various resources on campus and Veteran community organizations and resources, we promote success by assisting students to overcome social, academic, transfer, and/or personal challenges.

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

Successful veteran students here at SJCC need

a holistic approach to support services which include close collaboration with Financial Aid, Counseling, the Veterans Resource Center, and the Veterans Student Association, and the Student Affairs department overall.

Services Offered

  • ​Veteran Specific Orientation
  • Technology area 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:
  • Health Services
  • Tutoring
  • Counseling
  • Financial Aid
  • CalWORKs
  • DSPS
  • Guidance to Off-Campus Services:
  • VA Health Clinics
  • Goodwill
  • San Jose Veterans Center
  • VA Palo Alto Hospital
  • Veterans Supportive Agency
  • The American Legion
  • MakeTheConnection


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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


Lila Chiem

Veteran Counselor

(408) 298-2181 x3650

Kathy Araki

Program Assistant 

(408) 288-3121 

Sophia Partida

VA Certifying Official 
(408) 288-3742​

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