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.


“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

See more student testimonies.

Learn More About The Veteran Legacy Fund Giving Societies? Click Below.

Leadership Circle   1944 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.


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

Student veterans carrying packages.


The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) and the Veteran Employee Affinity Group both offer programming and resources to expand a broader sense of community on campus and in the region.

Student veterans group shot. Programs

Student Veteran Support Services, Student Veteran Emergency Relief Assistance, and Military and Veteran Cultural Competency Training are some of the programs we sponsor.

ROTC 100th Chancellor's Review Alumni Dinner and Breakfast Major General Peggy Combs Keynote Speaker IVMF March 2017 CeremonyCeremonies and Honors

From the Chancellor’s Review of the Army and Air Force ROTC cadets to the numerous ceremonies conducted during the week of Veterans Day, we seek to commemorate and honor the veteran and military community.