Veteran Campus Resources - Veteran Programs - Defiance College

Campus Resources

Veterans Programs


Defiance College School Certifying Official/Registrar's Office

Location: Serrick Campus Center, Registrar's Office, Room 204
Hours: M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2551

This office is responsible for the certification of veterans for benefits through the Veterans Administration as well as scheduling of classes, degree audit checks, graduation approval, transcripts, and many other academic services.


Student Academic Support Services (SASS)

Location: Pilgrim Library
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm + additional evening hours
Phone: 419-783-2389

SASS, located on the ground floor of the Pilgrim Library, provide a variety of services to help students reach their academic goals. Both individual and group tutoring opportunities are provided. Students should contact the Center whenever they recognize the need for additional academic support. SASS also provides writing and technology support. All services are offered to enrolled students free of charge.


Career Development

Location: Hubbard Hall, Office of Career Development
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2349

The Office of Career Development, located in Hubbard Hall, provides help to those students who are undecided about a career. By focusing on interests and abilities and through career counseling, students are assisted with making career choices. The Office maintains a current listing of specific job openings and works with area businesses in providing students opportunities to interview for both full time and part time employment. CLEP and DANTES tests are available for students who wish to test out of required courses.


Accessibility Services

Location: Hubbard Hall, Office of Career Development
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2366

Defiance College is committed to providing educational opportunities for qualified students with documented disabilities through the provision of reasonable accommodations, in compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). The purpose of accommodations is to provide equal access to educational opportunities without altering essential elements of programs or courses. All requests for accommodations are evaluated on an individual basis after review and evaluation of documentation. It is the responsibility of students to request necessary accommodations and they should do so as early as possible, as some accommodations may require time to implement.

Students with a documented physical, psychological, or learning disability must submit appropriate documentation to Defiance College's Accessibility Services Coordinator, Lisa Marsalek, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Career Development at 419-783-2366 or

Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for Defiance College's Accommodations Policy for Students with Disabilities which includes the documentation required for accommodations. Reasonable Accommodations.
Accommodations are provided on an individual basis.

Accommodations are provided to support the educational development of students with disabilities.

In addition to the academic support services available to all Defiance College students, some examples of reasonable accommodations include extended time for tests, administration of oral tests, note-taking assistance, and use of assistive devices such as calculators or computers.

Health Center

Location: Serrick Center, Health Center, Room 218
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Phone: 419-783-2527

The Health Center provides first aid, treatment of minor injuries or illnesses, and a referral system whereby the student is sent to a physician for more extensive care or treatment. A Registered Nurse is available during regular hours of operation and a physician is available on a weekly basis. When the campus physician sees the student, an office charge will be generated from Mercy Defiance Clinic. The College health insurance plan covers those visits up to a maximum amount per insurance policy. Vaccines are available at cost to faculty, staff, and students.

Counseling Assistance

Location: Serrick Campus Center, Health Center, Room 218
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2562

The Counseling Center provides free and confidential consultation, assessment, individual, group, couple's and family therapy to Defiance College students. If you're having difficulty managing school, stress, anger, depression, relationships, anxiety, or are having trouble coping with things that have or are occurring in your life, consider coming and talking with someone who can help.

Intercultural Relations

Location: Hubbard Hall, McCann Lounge, Office of Intercultural Relations
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2362

The Office of Intercultural Relations develops and fosters a community at Defiance College that embraces ethnic pluralism and celebrates diversity and differences among students, faculty and staff. This office also provides individual counseling regarding personal/academic concerns, information referrals, and other services that enhance the social, academic and personal development of students of diverse ethnicities and international students on campus. The Office of Intercultural Relations also offers a self-esteem program for women.

Spiritual Life

Location: Hubbard Hall, Office of Spiritual Life
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2444

Opportunities to engage in worship, service, discussion, and community are offered throughout the year by the Office of Spiritual Life. Organized and informal student religious groups are available on campus, and students are also welcome in houses of worship in the Defiance community. A directory of local congregations is available upon request. The Chaplain also provides pastoral and spiritual counseling to the Defiance College community.


Student Life Office

Location: Hubbard Hall, Office of the Vice President for Student Engagement / Dean of Students
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2437

This office provides general management support to the entire student life division. The Student Life Office promotes a student-centered campus environment and supports student learning and development outside the classroom. The Vice President for Student Engagement/Dean of Students is available to all students as an outlet for any concerns they may be having with their Defiance College experience.


Residence Life / Housing

Location: Hubbard Hall, McCann Lounge, Office of Residence Life
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2563

The Director of Residence Life can be consulted about on and off campus housing. Although veteran's status exempts students from the requirement of living on campus, DC welcomes veterans to take advantage of on campus housing. For help finding off campus housing, the director serves as a resource for other housing sources.