The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) serves as Syracuse University’s single point of entry for all veteran and military-related programs and initiatives. It collaborates and coordinates with all stakeholders to best serve veterans, military-connected students, and military family members who are students or employees at Syracuse University.

PROGRAMSDESCRIPTION

Clear Path for Veterans

Recognizing the responsibility of communities to help those who serve, Clear Path for Veterans empowers service members, Veterans, and their families through supportive programs and services in a safe, respectful environment.

Counseling and Wellness

The Counseling Center supports and enhances student health and wellness by providing comprehensive and holistic mental health, substance abuse, and sexual assault and relationship violence-related services.

Disability Services

Syracuse University values diversity and seeks to promote equal access to educational opportunities for all students, including SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The mission of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) is to engage the University Community to empower students, enhance equity and provide a platform for innovation and inclusion.

Financial Aid

Whether you’re a first-time applicant, continuing student, veteran, or graduate/professional student, the University’s experienced financial aid staff members are ready to help you turn your dream of attending Syracuse University into a reality.

Financial Literacy

The Office of Financial Literacy is proud to sponsor the Syracuse Smart Money program: a comprehensive guide to mastering your finances. Access one-on-one coaching, learn essential skills, and attend an event to hone your money management strategy.

Freshman/Transfer Forum

Syracuse University offers a Freshman and Transfer Student Forum for incoming student veterans to facilitate transitioning, academic mapping, and encouraging meeting fellow veterans. Contact: Jennifer Jeffery at jjeffery@syr.edu

Honors/Scholarships

The Honors Program engages students through enriched intellectual breadth and depth, written and oral communication, collaborative capacity, global awareness, and civic engagement.

Housing Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services

Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services compliments the mission of Syracuse University by providing excellent residential facilities, flexible meal plan options, and convenient I.D. card services with the goal of elevating the student experience.

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The IVMF is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families.

Onondaga County Veteran Discount

Onondaga County is reaching out to county businesses and merchants to encourage participation in a discount program designed to recognize and thank military Veterans for their sacrifices and service to our country.

Parking and Transit Services

Parking and Transit Services works to support the mission and vision of Syracuse University by providing the best possible customer support to students, faculty, staff, and visitors, by maximizing utilization of available parking spaces, by providing a clean, safe, and friendly parking environment, and by accommodating campus parking needs and growth.

S.A.L.U.T.E. Society

SALUTE is the only national honor society recognizing and honoring the service and the scholastic achievements of students veterans.

Team Red White and Blue

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

VA Medical Center

The Syracuse VA Medical Center, part of VA Health Care Upstate New York opened its doors on June 14, 1953. The Medical Center utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide a full range of patient care services, education and research.

Vet Center Program

We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

VetSuccess

Encouraging, promoting, and supporting veterans to be successful in their educational and career endeavors.

Veterans Legal Clinic

The Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic provides representation to veterans and their families who are seeking benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) or upgrading a military discharge through the various military branches.

Writing Group

The Syracuse Veterans' Writing group is open to all veterans and their supporters  The focus of our group is on writing nonfiction accounts or "true stories" of life in and out of the military. Veterans of all ages, branches of the military, and conflicts are welcome. You need not have any prior experience with writing, just a desire to write your stories and share them with others.

On-Campus Care

COUNSELING CENTER

Counselingcenter.syr.edu | 315-443-4715

DISABILITY SERVICES

Disabilityservices.syr.edu | (315) 443-4498 | TDD: (315) 443-1371

HEALTH SERVICES

Health.syr.edu | Call 315-443-9005 for appointments on campus

OFFICE OF STUDENT ASSISTANCE

http://www.syr.edu/currentstudents/studentassistance.html