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The VET NET Ally program was developed at CSU, Long Beach as a faculty and staff awareness program designed to

• educate members of the university community
• foster a supportive campus atmosphere, and
• establish a network of visible Allies for veterans.

The half-day seminar includes:

• VET NET Ally Program Overview
• Veterans by the Numbers
• Why We Joined
• Military 101
• Challenges for Veterans
• Status Exercise  
• How are We Helping Veterans
• Responding to Veterans
• Student Panel
• Being an Ally

VET NET Ally has been presented at the following campuses:

    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
    • California State University, Fresno

    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
    • Crafton Hills College
    • Santiago Canyon College
    • Oxnard College
    • Golden West College
    • Orange Coast College
    • Santa Ana College
    • Coastline Community College
    • Cerritos College
    • West Hills College - Lemoore

    Private Universities

    • National University (San Diego)
    • Vanguard University (Costa Mesa)
    • Southern California University of Health Sciences
    • California Lutheran University
    • University of Southern California
    • University of the Pacific

    Outside of California

    • University of Michigan – Flint
    • Arizona Western College
    • Binghamton University – SUNY
    • Walsh College (Troy, MI)
    • Lansing Community College (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
    • California Association For Postsecondary Education and Disability
    • Community College Veterans Summits
    — San Diego
    — San Francisco
    — San Jose

For more information contact

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.


Next VET NET Ally Seminar at CSULB: TBD


Understanding Military Culture

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.