Office of Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Student Support

VTA Student SupportThe purpose of the Office of Veteran, Transfer, and Adult (VTA) Student Support is to advocate for the unique concerns of undergraduate students from these diverse populations and provide assistance that connects the students to important campus resources. 


Success Coaching
The VTA Student Support office will provide one-on- one assistance for a student to identify his or her strengths and needs as the student takes on the additional responsibility of college. As a success coach, we are here to help students to build an efficient and flexible set of study, time management, and problem-solving skills for their new college environment. We work personally with students, assess their strengths and needs, and devise an individual plan of action.

Veterans Resource Center
We appreciate the service and sacrifice our U.S. military veterans have made for all of us. The Veterans Resource Center is available for military veterans to use while they are enrolled in classes at Defiance College. It is located in Defiance Hall 105B and is equipped with computers, a printer, and other resources. See a list of more resources for Veterans at Defiance College.

Student Veterans of America
A student organization on campus to support and guide veterans, current military members, dependents, and advocates (VMDA) throughout their academic careers.

Evening and Weekends
Evening and weekend appointments with the VTA Support Coordinator can be scheduled upon request. Please call 419-783- 2313 or email


Not sure where to go to get something taken care of? Have a concern and not sure who can assist you on-campus or off-campus? Just want to talk? No questions are unimportant, no issues are too small.

Jack Lawson
Veteran, Transfer, & Adult Student Support Coordinator
Defiance Hall 105