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VET NET Ally Awareness Program


VET NET Ally Mission

The VET NET Ally Program is an education and awareness program that develops a network of faculty, staff, and administrators committed to creating a welcoming and supportive campus environment for military service members and veterans that study at CSULB.

The VET NET Ally Program supports the academic freedom and professional, personal, and social success of service members and veterans,

provides support, information, and assistance for service members and veterans,

respects the right to privacy and confidentiality of veterans and service members in accordance with the Confidentiality Statement in the VET NET Ally Handbook, and

creates a welcoming environment for service members and veterans at CSULB by having Allies across campus display their VET NET Ally symbols at their workstations.

Seminar Information

The VET NET Ally seminar is a half day event focused on the needs and concerns of military service members and veterans studying at CSULB.

The seminar includes:

  • VET NET Ally program mission and CSULB's approach to assisting veterans in their academic pursuits
  • Veterans experiences in the classroom
  • Military and post-service culture
  • Why I joined
  • Who would you tell? - An experiential activity addressing the reasons men and women may or may not talk about their military experience
  • Veterans issues in Higher Education
  • Student veteran panel
  • Being an Ally

At the end of the seminar, participants are given a decal to display in their workspace to show that they are Allies to CSULB’s student veterans.

The VET NET Ally Program extends sincere gratitude to the CSULB VetNet student organization and to the CSULB Safe Zone and AB540 Ally programs whose successful models provided the framework and invaluable guidance during the development of this initiative.

VET NET Ally at other campuses

VET NET Ally has been presented at the following universities and community colleges

  • CSU Campuses
    California State University, Los Angeles
    California State University, Dominguez Hills
    San Diego State University
    Sacramento State University
    California State University, Chico
    California State University San Marcos
  • University of California Campuses
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of California, Davis
  • California Community College Campuses
    Long Beach City College
    Citrus College
    West Los Angeles College
    Saddleback College
    Cuyamaca College
    Pasadena City College
    Hartnell College
  • Modesto Junior College (scheduled for 1/29/2016)
  • Private Universities
    National University (San Diego)
    Vanguard University (Costa Mesa)
    Southern California University of Health Sciences
    California Lutheran University
  • Outside of California
    University of Michigan – Flint
    Arizona Western College
    Binghamton University, New York
  • Conferences
    NASPA National Conference 2011 in Philadelphia
    CCCSFAAA Conferences
    San Diego
    LA Mission College
    Mt. San Jacinto College
    Chabot College
  • Community College Veterans Summits
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    San Jose

VET NET Ally was used as a model for the development of these programs

    • VET NET Ally at CSU - Fullerton
    • Vet Net Ally at Grand Valley State University (MI)
    • VET ALLY at Georgetown University (DC)
    • Military Ally at San Diego State University

VET NET Ally Seminar


Vet Net Ally


Next Seminar: April 22, 2016 - from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Attendance is limited. Call 562-985-4279 or e-mail to reserve a seat.

Want to Know More?

Learn about the development of the VET NET Ally Program and read a description of each module of the VET NET Ally Seminar here.

For more information on the VET NET Ally Program Contact Us.

Watch a video of a presentation about military culture and student veterans. Dr. Thomas condensed portions of the VET NET Ally seminar and presented it to attendees at the California Community Colleges Veterans Summit II in December 2012.