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Idaho State University


Formerly the Veterans Sanctuary

Temporary Office Closure Information

Our physical offices are closed due to state COVID-19 guidelines and we are working remotely. Voicemail is being checked. You can also reach us and our partners as detailed below. 

Veteran Student Services Center

For academic needs, admission services, or other Student Veteran needs:
208-282-4245 - messages checked regularly during business hours

VA VITAL Peer Mentors

For mental or physical health concerns, or financial guidance:
208-241-6897 (call or text)

Military Education Benefits

Students should check email for messages from for guidance. If you still have questions, email Virtual meetings are available.

TRIO Veterans

For admission assistance and academic preparation:
208-282-4245 - messages checked regularly during business hours

Bannock County Veteran Services (Melissa Hartman)

For any non-education VA Benefits including compensation/pension claims and VA Healthcare Benefits enrollment:
208-329-5369 (call or text)


Who qualifies for VSSC services:

  • Service Members
  • Veterans
  • Military-connected students and family members (children, spouses, etc.)

Services and resources

  • VA Education & University benefits assistance, including your VA Registration Form
  • A safe, social study environment with trained staff available
  • Professional development and employment preparation through our Career Closet
  • Hero, a trained, on-site emotional support dog
  • A strong, knowledgeable support network and staff to assist military-connected students and their family members with academic and professional endeavours
  • TRIO Veterans program
  • Bannock County Veterans Services Coordinator
  • Many other resources upon request

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, press 1

If you are a veteran or know a veteran in need of immediate help or support, please utilize the Veterans Crisis Line. Contact the Crisis Line via online chat, via text  message to 838255 or by calling 1-800-273-8255.

The Crisis Line provides confidential help for veterans and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

VSSC Social Media

Contact us

(208) 282-4245

Student Union Building

3rd Floor

(near the Salmon River Suites)



Fall and Spring:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday
7:30 am – 4:00 pm