There are countless reasons why Syracuse University is the best place for veterans in the past, present, and future. Right now there are currently over a 1,000 veteran and military-connected students at Syracuse University. That number has grown 60% since Chancellor Kent Syverud made veterans a priority for SU back in 2014.
Right on campus SU has The Office of Veteran Success, a team dedicated to support the veteran and military-connected students on campus. Aside from their daily duties of supporting students, the OVS has launched a number of initiatives to further their mission.
- Unlimited participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program allowing Post 9/11 GI Bill students to receive additional funding to cover required tuition and fees.
- Increased the number of VA school certifying officials
- Dedicated veteran admission advisors
- Dedicated veteran career services advising
- Early registration benefits
- Orange Door Liaison program
- Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) Program
- Student Veteran Organization (SVO)
- The Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic
You can see our timeline and read about the long history of how Syracuse University has always supported the military going as far back as World War I. One of the biggest highlights of SU’s proud history of supporting veterans dates back to 1944. The seventh Chancellor of Syracuse University, Chancellor William P. Tolley helped draft the G.I. Bill which has helped millions of veterans get an education or proper training.
The University is furthering its commitment to the veteran and military-connected population with the construction of the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC), a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility dedicated to advancing academic research, programming and community-connected innovation serving the social, economic and wellness concerns of the nation’s veterans and families. The NVRC is scheduled open in spring 2020.
The list of alumni that have done noteworthy accomplishments spans too long to record. These stories are important because they are Syracuse University stories—ones that speak to our past, our present, and our future. Stories like Eileen Collins‘, the first female astronaut to pilot and command a space shuttle mission, or Albert Lee Gaines, a pilot of the Tuskegee Airman. Did you know the creator of Marmaduke, Brad Anderson, was an SU grad and military veteran? Read their stories and more.