Veteran Student Support

VITAL Program

The Veterans Integrated to Academic Leadership (VITAL) offers consultation on Veteran-specific needs and is dedicated to assisting student veterans in overcoming challenges in academic settings. VITAL peers offer general support and guidance as student veterans transition into civilian and academic life to support academic and personal success. Even if a veteran feels fit, deployment and military careers can take a toll. VITAL peers serve as a link between the University, the VA and other systems so that student veterans can focus on their educational and career pursuits.

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Some of the services or help that VITAL peers provide include:

  • Enrollment in VA Health Benefits
  • Coordination of physical and mental health care
  • Setting up disability services

Contact the USU VITAL Peer Mentor Program by phone at (435) 797-0405, by email to, or stop by the Veterans Resource Office, TSC 225.