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Valuing our Viking Vets

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
43 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM EST
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We need YOU .... to support our Viking Vets!

CSU's "Valuing Our Viking Vets" Fundraiser

Your Donation will promote the successful transition of student veterans from the classroom and to our community. 

With your help we can quickly reach and exceed our goal of $5,000!  


Why do we need your support?

Basic Military + Job Training: 12 to 52+ weeks

Military Separation/Retirement Training:  1-2 weeks 


Some service-members/veterans not fully prepared to re-start life after service.


As a community, it is our responsibility to help these men and women transition back into our community!


What is a 'Viking Vet'?

Viking Vets are: Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, Veterans and/or Dependents.

Viking Vets are also: parents, spouses, sports fans, volunteers, community leaders and so much more!!!



CSU Military-Connected Students Data:

70% - First Generation College Students

35% - Female (National avg. 25%)

41% - Minority Students

60% - Adult-Learners (age 25+)


Common Military-Connected Student Challenges:

Academic/Study Skills

Technology Support

Financial Stability

Benefits/Scholarship Support

Childcare (especially during pandemic)

Career Preparation/Planning

Resource Connection

Disability Support




Cleveland State University has a rich history of best-practices for supporting our military-connected students.  Originally the Supporting Education for Returning Veterans (SERV) program and now known as the Veteran & Military Success Center, our mission is to “engage, empower and advocate for the success of all military-connected students.”


      The VMSC includes:

  • VA Education Counselor hosted on campus full-time.  (1 of 3 in Ohio)
  • VSSP: Veteran Student Success Program - Individualized Support (Peer Advisors)
  • Speaker Series: Campus/Community Workshop Series
  • Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter
  • myVRC app:  Free virtual "Veteran Resource Center" for mobile devices
  • 4,000 sq. ft. Facility w/: Computer Lab w/FREE printing, Group Study Rooms, small kitchen and a large dayroom.
  • Service-learning/Internship partnerships with CSU Occupational Therapy and CSU Social Work
  • More programs and services coming in 2021!


***For more information or to learn about more opportunities to further support Viking Vets at Cleveland State University, contact us: 

Veteran & Military Success Center:

Phone: (216) 875-9996

Email: or


VMSC Director, Joshua Burns:

Phone - (216) 875-9997


Choose a giving level



Contributes to the Success of CSU's over 450+ veterans.


Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)

Your gift helps take care of student veterans, just like Sergeants and other NCOs do in service.


Junior Officer

You are really stepping up to lead now! Your donation enhances the tools and programs helping our veteran and serving personnel students succeed at CSU and beyond.


Field-Grade Officer

Your gift shows your desire to lead by example! Gifts provide scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, resources, activities, and more. Includes: Viking Vet Challenge Coin for the first 20 gifts of $250 or more!


General Officer

Taking Charge and Looking to the Future! Your gift supports critical workshops covering: Career Preparation, Academic Success, Mental Health Awareness, and Suicide Prevention Training. Includes: Viking Vet Challenge Coin for the first 20 gifts of $250 or more!



Thank you for Valuing our Viking Vets! You are making an impact for all our Viking Vets! Includes: Viking Vet Challenge Coin for the first 20 gifts of $250 or more!