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Veterans Services

Veterans Resource Center Hours - Palm Desert Campus


College of the Desert facilities are currently closed due to COVID-19.
Although we are not on campus, our staff and offices are working remotely and available if we can be of assistance to you.


Monday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Dates and hours may be subject to change due to meetings)

Bighorn Golf Club Charities Veterans Resource Center  

COD Veterans Services and Veterans Resource Center

Location: Cravens Student Services Center Building
Room 125
1st Floor - East end of building

Office: 760.773.2536 ~ Fax: 760.423.6630


Donni Prince - Veterans Specialist, VA School Certifying Official

Sandra Hauf - Veterans Counselor

TRiO Veterans SSS

Location: South Annex Room 10

Craig Doussett - Director of TRiO Veterans SSS


Serving Those Who Have Served

We understand that the transition to student life can be personally challenging, yet rewarding. We, along with the entire COD community, are grateful to you and your family members for your service to our country, and are dedicated to providing the services you need to successfully navigate this transition.

Our office is also an informational center to assist you with questions you may have regarding your veterans’ educational benefits, as well as providing support services to ensure your success at College of the Desert.

  • One-on-one personalized student assistance

  • Veterans Academic Counselor

  • Disability Support

  • Liaison with all other COD support services

  • Certification of education benefits for all chapters

  • Providing academic advising by discussing the curriculum and approving course selection for compliance with DVA regulations

  • Priority registration for students who have completed the SSSP requirements, are in good standing and have completed fewer than 101 units at COD

  • Liaison between County, State and Federal Veterans organizations

  • Opportunity to learn new skills

  • Transition services

  • Support services while you pursue your goals

College of the Desert is approved by the California State Approving Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at .