Helpful people and places for military-connected students

Military and Veterans Programs directly oversees a space in the University Center with several staff members. We support and advise the Student Veteran Organization. We work with other offices on campus and in the community to connect students with appropriate services and advice.

Veterans Center

Hahn University Center (UC) 225

(619) 260-7483

A conference room and lounge are available for students to both study and relax. We have coffee, tea, water, and people to help each other be successful students. Staff offices are also located in the same space.

Veteran Student Services Coordinator

Contact: Derek Abbey, Hahn University Center, Room 225
(619) 260-5945

The Veteran Student Services Coordinator serves as a single point of contact for military-connected students at USD in order to connect them with both the campus and community resources available to them.  The Veteran Student Services Coordinator provides both current and prospective students with the information and support needed to successfully plan their future and eventually integrate with the USD community. 

Veterans Benefits Coordinator

Contact: Joe Lasley, Hahn University Center, Room 225
(619) 260-4600 x2032

The Veterans Benefits Coordinator certifies student enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs so that educational benefits such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill can be processed and awarded.  USD participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (see our Benefits page).    

Student Veteran Organization

The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is open to everyone including veterans of all services, their dependents and advocates of the veteran population. The SVO supports and promotes veterans and veteran issues and provides peer support through a solid network of individuals. More information can be found on our SVO page.

To join the SVO, go to

Visit our page to see a list and description of various campus resources and links.
Visit our page to see a list and descriptions of national and local resources with links.