Veteran Legacy Fund

Veteran Legacy Fund logoToday’s veterans and military-connected students come to Syracuse University for the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of those generations of Orange veterans who have called SU home.

Chancellor Kent Syverud has made a commitment to not only honor our historical legacy of support to veterans and military-connected students, but add a new chapter to the Syracuse University story of service to those who have worn the cloth of the nation.

Many times throughout America’s history, our young servicemen and women have answered the call of duty. The time has now come to answer Chancellor Syverud’s call.

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at Syracuse University has established the Veteran Legacy Fund (VLF) to support all programs that benefit our veteran and military-connected students on campus.

Anthony Pegues“The OVMA provided me with opportunities to utilize the professional skills learned during my undergraduate studies as well as the deep-rooted leadership and discipline I received in the Army. These opportunities have set me up for greater success as I graduate and begin my career.” Anthony Pegues ’17,  Martin J. Whitman School of Management, U.S. Army Veteran

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Leadership Circle One Time Gift

Where is the need?

The following opportunities represent only a selection of the needs of our veteran and military-connected students.

Army ROTC cadets seating.

Financial Assistance

Even in the face of VA educational benefits and ROTC tuition assistance, affordability remains a significant barrier for veterans and military-connected students to attend or complete their degree at Syracuse University.

Student veterans on career immersion trip in L.A.

Professional Development, Internships & Career Services

The Veteran Career Services staff is exclusively dedicated to supporting all career development and other employment-related initiatives for veteran and military-connected students on or off campus at Syracuse University. Career services and internships prepare military-connected students beyond graduation. Professional development empowers students to enhance their leadership, management, team building and communication skills to unleash their potential as future leaders.

SVA NATCON trip group picture

Programs and Organizations

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO), Veteran Employee Affinity Group, Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) program and the Transitioning Veterans to Campus Life pre-orientation program all provide resources to foster and promote a sense of community on campus and throughout the region.

Veteran student high fiving ottoCeremonies and Honors

We commemorate and honor the veteran and military-connected community at Syracuse University with events like the Chancellor’s Review of the Army and Air Force ROTC cadets, the Stars & Stripes Tailgate and Veterans Day ceremonies.