Over 50 members of the campus community gathered Thursday at the Genesee Grande Hotel in support of the University’s Veterans Affinity Group (SUVA.) Hosted in partnership with the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA), Chancellor Kent Syverud attended the SUVA event with Syracuse University veterans, military-connected individuals, dependents and supporters in an effort to bring military-connected and traditional populations together to create a more diverse and inclusive campus experience.

“Our growing and engaged veteran and military-connected community on campus is a big part of why we are the ‘best place for veterans,’” says Ron Novack, OVMA executive director. “This event, and others like it, are a fantastic way to build a sense of community on campus. We are proud to spearhead efforts to bring this population together and support them.”

The SUVA hosts various events to connect throughout the year, including meetings every second Thursday of the month and a bi-annual cleanups of the veteran section of Oakwood Cemetery.

Read more about the event and the SUVA.