Institute for Veterans and Military Families
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.
Veterans Career Transition Program
Available for veterans, spouses, and spouses of active-duty military, the Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP), operated by the IVMF and designed in part by the iSchool, helps individuals in military careers transition to careers in civilian business, industry, government, and more.
The VCTP offers three exclusive online study tracks in Professional Skills, Technology, and Independent Study, as well as access to exam preparation and industry certification exams—all at no cost to participants.
Veterans Resource Center
Syracuse University has its own Veterans Resource Center (VRC) located on campus at University College. The VRC is dedicated to providing services to veterans at the university. From navigating military educational benefits to connecting with other veterans at Syracuse, the VRC is the first place for veterans at the University to find the people resources they need to successfully complete their degree at Syracuse University.
VetSuccess On Campus
Syracuse University is the only private school to have a VetSuccess On Campus Coordinator. Available as an on-campus resource for all veterans attending Syracuse University, the VetSuccess Coordinator is a Veterans Affairs employee who works with students to encourage, promote, and support veterans to be successful in their educational and career endeavors.
Yellow Ribbon Program
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. For the 2014–2015 academic year, 40 iSchool students received funding through the Yellow Ribbon Program.