The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is the first national center in higher education focused on the social, economic, education, and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service.
The IVMF develops impactful programming, cultivates actionable research, conducts policy analysis and provides technical assistance positioned to address the social, economic and public policy challenges facing the veterans’ community. With a growing number of programs designed to educate, train, and mentor veterans and families, the IVMF is a national leader in veteran educational support, and is located right on the Syracuse University campus.
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) — formerly known as the Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP) — is a no-cost industry-focused and validated career skills program that connects transitioning service members and active duty military spouses to high-demand careers in Customer Excellence, Information Technology, and Business Management. Training is designed to meet the needs of private sector partners to help bridge the gap between the military-connect population and skills the employers are seeking.
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) serves as the university’s single point of entry for all veteran and military-related programs and initiatives. Committed to being the “Best Place for Veterans,” OVMA assists university stakeholders to support and empower military-connected students and veteran employees of Syracuse University.
Syracuse University and the School of Information Studies are proud participants of the Yellow Ribbon Program. Schools participating in this program enhance the benefits of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act for veterans, making higher education more affordable.