Orientation and Resource Fair Helps Connect Student Veterans to Support

More than two dozen campus organizations were represented at the National Veteran Resource Center on Aug. 26 for the Veteran and Military-Connected Student Orientation and Resource Fair. The event helped make student veterans aware of the wide variety of campus offices, programs and communities available to military-connected students. These programs support students in the logistics of applying their federal education benefits, academically in pursuit of their personal goals, and can help military-connected students work with other student veterans with similar experiences. Syracuse University is one of the only private schools rated by the Military Times that has a dedicated support structure for military-connected students entering higher education.

Veterans could connect with representatives from the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs (OVMA), “The Veteran and Military-Connected Student Orientation and Resource Fair was a great opportunity for us to introduce ourselves to this new class,” says Ron Novack, executive director of the OVMA. OVMA is the front door to all military-connected students on campus. “It was also a chance for military-connected students to get an appreciation for the entire campus community that embraces them. Syracuse University is the best place for veterans because not only are there dedicated support structures, but there are tremendous organizations that every student on campus can benefit from. Many were represented and welcome military-connected students to participate, ” says Novack.