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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
University of California, Los Angeles

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
Oxnard College
Golden West College
Crafton Hills College
Orange Coast College
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College
Coastline Community College

Private Universities
National University (San Diego, CA)
Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, CA)
Southern California University of Health Sciences (Whittier, CA)
California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA)
University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
University of Southern California

Outside of California
University of Michigan – Flint
Arizona Western College
Binghamton University, New York
Walsh College (Troy, MI)

NASPA National Conference 2011 in Philadelphia
CCCSFAAA Conferences
-San Diego
-LA Mission College
-Mt. San Jacinto College
-Chabot College
Auxiliary Organization Associations' Annual Conference (Pasadena)

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: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Attendance is limited: 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.