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       Syracuse University’s array of veteran and military academic and administrative areas welcome you.  As you likely discovered while viewing the University’s web site, there are broad and robust resources for students and family members here.  Our office, the Veterans Resource Center, opened in July 2009 to assist prospective and current students with U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and University business matters.

     Our role is to administer our students’ Veterans Educational Benefits, the Veterans Work Study program, the Veterans Lounge and support the Student Veterans Organization.  Our work keeps us in contact with students regularly. We look forward to meeting each student in our office, at events, in the lounge, in the hallways, the coffee café next door and other places on and around campus.

     While processing Veterans Educational benefits is a serious responsibility, we have structured our methods so the process can be routine for our students.  Think of working with our office as similar to arranging for cable/internet installation when you move to a new home.  There are start-up, one-time steps to do. After that, instead of a monthly bill to pay, you submit a form to us once a semester.  Our goal is for you to be able to focus on your studies while we manage “the paperwork” with the VA.

     Our office and the Veterans Lounge are located on the third floor at 700 University Ave. Please stop in when visiting campus while considering your academic options for admission, or once a student you would like a place to study, connect with other student-veterans, ask questions about benefit processing or want to chat for a few minutes. We are here to assist and facilitate your successful transition to university life – from ‘just looking’ to graduation.

Respectfully,

Veterans Resource Center Staff

     John P. Cannizzaro, Office Coordinator III

     Sarah M. Gelatt, Reconciliation Specialist

    A. Keith Doss, Assistant Director and Advisor

    Margaret R. (Peg) Stearns, Director