Student Veterans

Welcome Student Veterans!

VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Counselor

The VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Counselor is a VA representative who has an office in the UNM Veterans Resource Center.

Click here to learn more about the VA’s VSOC program at UNM and services that may benefit you.

Below are some VA services and links that may be helpful. Keep in mind that the VSOC counselor is available to provide more details on all of these.

Education & Career Counseling

Do you want to wisely utilize your GI Bill? Would you like to have a better understanding of your favorite interests and aptitudes, as well as possible satisfying careers that combine these? Do you want to make an informed choice about your degree program and be confident that this will lead to the job you want? If so, you may find the VA’s Education & Career Counseling (CH36) service helpful.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Are you a veteran with a service-connected disability (SCD)? If so, you may be eligible for the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (CH31).

Vet-to-Vet (V2V) Peer Mentoring

Would you like to be a mentor for new student veterans? Or would you like to have a mentor to help you adjust to academic life at UNM? If so, you can participate in our V2V Peer Mentoring Program.

Make the Connection

Would you like information on mental health services, but are concerned about the stigma associated with receiving them? If so, check out Make the Connection. You can watch videos of veterans like you and how mental health services have improved their lives.

Veterans Crisis Line

If you are a Service member or Veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, please contact the Veterans Crisis Line:

  • To call: dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone.
  • To text: send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder.
  • To chat: start a confidential online chat session at

Here is the link to the Veterans Crisis Line.

VA Health Care

Do you want to know if you are eligible for VA Health Care? To learn more about eligibility requirements, see VA Health Care Enrollment and Eligibility.

For More Information

For more information about the above and other VA services, please contact UNM’s VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Counselor:

Philip B. Maranon, MS, CRC, LCPC
VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Counselor
University of New Mexico
Veterans Resource Center
(505) 277-1596


See also: Student Veterans of UNM

The SVUNM office serves to support the opportunities of military members accessing higher education to ensure a campus culture that cares for the entire spectrum of military students. The mission of their services is to instill the care of the entire person into everyday connections among the military-connected community. 

For information about SHAC Services, please click on the following links:

For more information or to schedule an appointment at SHAC, please call (505) 277-3136.