The Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group

The Syracuse Veterans’ Writing group is open to all veterans and their supporters  The focus of our group is on writing nonfiction accounts or “true stories” of life in and out of the military. Veterans of all ages, branches of the military, and conflicts are welcome. You need not have any prior experience with writing, just a desire to write your stories and share them with others.

The Humanities Center

The Syracuse University Humanities Center, founded in 2008, fosters public engagement in the Humanities, and is home to the Syracuse Symposium™, the Central New York Humanities Corridor, the Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship program, the HC Mini-Seminar, Symposium Seminar, HC Spring Symposia series, the Perpetual Peace Project, and other major initiatives and fellowships.

Vet Success On Campus (VSOC)

The Veterans Success on Campus program is a partnership between Syracuse University and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It has been developed to encourage, promote, and support veterans in the successful pursuit of their educational and career endeavors.

Veteran Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center opened at University College in August 2009 to provide student veterans with a personalized set of services from recruitment to degree completion.

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

The IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. Through our focus on veteran-facing programming, research and policy, employment and employer support, and community engagement, the institute provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community, captures best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships and strong relationships between the individuals and organizations committed to making a difference for veterans and military families.

Student Veteran Organization

This SU organization is a recognized chapter of Student Veterans of America and a recognized student association group on Syracuse University’s campus.

Student Veterans Association at Le Moyne College

The Student Veterans Association at Le Moyne hosts events and engages in service to the community. Contact advisor  Jennifer Reddy ( for more information.

Success for Veterans Program at Le Moyne

The Success for Veterans program at Le Moyne offers a Veterans’ Services Coordinator to assist with educational benefits, academic and career advising, and community liaison measures; peer mentoring; a Veterans’ House; and a Veterans’ Club.

Counseling Services at SU

The Counseling Center encompasses services addressing mental health, sexual assault and relationship violence, and substance abuse issues. We are staffed by experienced clinicians and are here to assist students in addressing concerns related to adjusting to college life.

Counseling Services at Le Moyne College

The staff of the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling is available to consult with students, faculty, staff, or parents on issues of concern to them.  Within the consultation relationship, the consultee and the Center staff member work together to understand the issue(s) or problem(s) and to collaboratively work toward a solution.

Campus Ministry at Le Moyne College

Rooted in the Catholic tradition and guided by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Office of Campus Ministry serves the religious and spiritual needs of the Le Moyne College community. Campus Ministry dedicates itself to the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis (care of the whole person) and cultivates the formation of women and men for and with others.

Career Services at SU

Syracuse University Career Services, located in Suite 235 of the Schine Student Center, is an all-university office serving undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students, as well as alumni.  We offer a wide range of services ranging from resume/CV reviews, mock interviews, internship searches, exploration of majors and career options, alumni mentoring opportunities, and more.  Students and alumni are offered same-day services during our drop-in hours, and they can schedule one-hour appointments.

Veteran Freshman and Transfer Forum at SU (video link)

Syracuse University offers a Freshman and Transfer Student Forum for incoming student veterans to facilitate transitioning, academic mapping, and encourage meeting fellow veterans.

VA Medical Center

The Syracuse VA Medical Center, part of VA Health Care Upstate New York opened its doors on June 14, 1953. The Medical Center utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide a full range of patient care services, education and research.

VA Vet Center

Life isn’t always easy after a deployment. That’s where Vet Centers can help. Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential.

Clear Path for Veterans (and their Summit group)

Recognizing the responsibility of communities to help those who serve, Clear Path for Veterans empowers service members, veterans, and their families through supportive programs and services in a safe, respectful environment.

Our collaboration with like-minded organizations provides an accurate and varied list of recreation, civic/government, education, VA and other support programs available to veterans and their families. We meet monthly in a format we called The Summit Group. At Summit meetings, we network and learn about each other’s organizations to make better referrals, and help more Veterans.

CNY Veterans in Higher Education Regional Consortium (CNY V-HERC)

Twenty-six institutions of higher education located in the 13-county region of Syracuse’s Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) in upstate New York have formed the Central New York Veterans’ Higher Education Regional Consortium (CNY V-HERC). Dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and their family members in their successful civilian reintegration to the region, CNY V-HERC works to facilitate a coordinated response of advocacy, resource and information sharing and outreach, engaging veterans by utilizing their knowledge, insights, and strengths.

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction at Syracuse University

Hendricks Chapel provides a place for weekly meditation and stress reduction for all faith traditions in the Small Chapel, located in the lower level of Hendricks, and is led by Senior practitioners and the Zen Center of Syracuse. Please visit the website for more information and to check for scheduling.