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Veterans Services 

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Mission Statement
The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides critical service and support for our veterans; active‐duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel, their spouses and dependents; and faculty and staff.  We assist our veterans' transition back into civilian life as they learn to navigate the California Community College system; and support the success, retention and educational needs of our students.
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Veterans Resource Center 

            SUMMER 2017

Through August 11
Monday - Thursday:​ 7 am -  5 pm
Friday: CLOSED


FALL 2017

Beginning August 14
​Monday - Thursday: 8 am  -  5 pm
​Friday: ​8 am - 12 pm

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

PLEASE NOTE - COD Veterans Resource Center will be closed
the following days:
Tuesday, July 4th
Monday, July 10th - Thursday, July 13th
Thursday, August 10th




45-524 Oasis Street

Fall 2017 dates to be announced later


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




Bighorn Golf Club Charities Veterans Resource Center 

COD Veterans Services & 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
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Location:  South Annex Room 10
Tony Clerc - Director of TRiO Veterans SSS
Cassandra Nafziger - Counselor
760.346.8041 ext 5595
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Check out our new COD Veterans Services Facebook page:  COD Vets  
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Be sure to sign up for your VA E-Benefits account

You Served Us, Now Let Us Serve You

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 any 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.
Check out VA's new publication:  "Factors to Consider When Choosing a School:  A guide before using the GI Bill®" at:  VA's Guide
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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.