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OSU Partners with VA for Vet Success On Campus Program

August 19, 2013

OSU is proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the "Vet Success on Campus" program.  Our office welcomes Denise Bays-Napier, a VA employee who will work out of our Office of Military & Veterans Services to help any student-veteran.  Denise is a liaison for any VA issues that may arise.

Who Can Receive Services?  All Veteran students, Active Duty, and Dependents attending Ohio State University can access the Department of Veterans Affairs through a full time VetSuccess On Campus Counselor.

What types of services are available?

  • Guidance and support with your education benefits.

  • Career exploration and assistance with selecting a suitable career/major.

  • Electing your healthcare benefits with Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

  • Assistance in understanding readjustment difficulties and how they affect school.

  • Coordinating with school faculty/staff to provide Veteran specific services (i.e. Certifying School Official, Career Center, Student Disabilities Services, and Academic Advising).

  • Accessing, understanding, and applying for other VA benefits (i.e. Disability Compensation, Life Insurance, Education, Home Loan Guaranty, Vocational Rehabilitation).

  • Referral for readjustment counseling services for eligible Veterans and their families.

  • Job placement assistance and coordination with Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)

Denise R. Bays-Napier, M.Ed., CRC

VetSuccess On Campus Counselor

Office of Military & Veterans Services

281 W. Lane Ave, Room 185c

Columbus, Oh 43210


Ph: 614-688-1602   VA Email:    OSU Email: