The National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) represents an unprecedented commitment by Syracuse University to cultivate and lead innovative academic, government, and community collaborations positioned to empower those who have served in defense of the nation. Specifically, the NVRC will function as a bridge to forging public-private partnerships, a collaborative space to nurture academic research and actionable programming, and a forum to facilitate collaborative thought leadership – all for the purpose of advancing the social, economic, and wellness concerns of the nation’s veterans and their families. Finally, the NVRC will also serve as the center of veteran life on the campus of Syracuse University, in the local community, and across Central New York.
Why Syracuse University?
Syracuse University has an extensive history dating back to World War I when it comes to supporting veterans and military-connected students. Most notably was after World War II, SU Chancellor Tolley helped write the G.I. Bill and was a major contributing factor in helping veterans receive a higher education. This type of dedication to military-connected students and veterans continues today in a variety ways.