Syracuse University’s longstanding commitment to veterans is made possible through the support of many generous donors. Whether supporting a military-connected student through a financial scholarship, supporting professional development, organizations, programs, or sponsoring ceremonies and honors for students, contributions from supporters ensure that Syracuse University is, and will remain, the best place for veterans. Below are examples of the impact made on military-connected students by generous contributions from our supporters. 

Financial Assistance

Arturo Sandoval
Arturo Sandoval, MBA ’23, a six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and recipient of the Gerald B. ’58, ’59 and Roberta M. Faigle ’60 scholarship, Spring 2020.

Alyssa Rote
Alyssa Rote ’22, College of Engineering, Air Force ROTC Cadet and 2020 Dottle Scholar


Student veterans on career immersion trip in L.A.
Student veterans and military-connected students participate in an immersion trip to Los Angeles, CA.
Student veterans and military-connected students participate in a career networking event in NYC with CBS.

Organizations and Programs

Army ROTC freshman participate in a “Freshman Team Building Exercise” at Camp Oswegatchie

The Syracuse University Veteran Affinity Group participates in a cemetery clean up in a veteran section of the Oakwood Cemetery.
Syracuse University students and staff join over 400 Fort Drum soldiers and family members for the annual Stars and Stripes Tailgate.
SVO and PAVE team members celebrate Thanksgiving with a “Friendsgiving” dinner at the Inn Complete on South Campus

Ceremonies and Honors

Chancellor at podium with color guard at back collage
Members of the campus community and Chancellor Kent Syverud gather in the Dome for the 102nd Annual Chancellor’s Review of the Syracuse University Army and Air Force ROTC cadets.
Veterans day wreath lying.
Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The Syracuse University community and members of the Greater Syracuse area gather to honor the service of U.S. military veterans of all wars
AF cadets taking their oath.
Army and Air Force ROTC commissionees take their Oath of Office during the annual ROTC Commissioning Ceremony.
Student veterans at their commencement
More than 160 graduating student veterans celebrated graduating from Syracuse University in spring 2019.