Mission and Vision

Unconquered Veterans Campaign

Veterans-support initiatives at Florida State honor the experienced, resilient leaders who have served our country through the university’s Unconquered Veterans Campaign, which draws on the irrepressible spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

VISION

To be the most veteran friendly and empowering university in the nation is the guiding principle of the Unconquered Veterans Campaign, which encompasses Florida State University initiatives that ease the transition from military service to campus life, foster a community of past, present and future veterans, raise awareness of veterans issues among campus and local communities, and support student veterans through graduation and into rewarding careers and graduate-education programs.

MISSION

  • Provide support to Florida State University students who are veterans, veteran-dependents, active duty personnel, Reserve and National Guard members, and ROTC cadets
  • Leverage university resources in support of Florida State student veterans
  • Assist student veterans, service members and dependents in securing Veterans Affairs educational benefits
  • Ease the transition to campus life with veteran-specific orientation sessions and first-semester courses
  • Facilitate connections and a sense of community through veteran-centered events and activities
  • Provide advice and direction regarding campus and community-based veterans services
  • Support and assist with veteran-related initiatives including workshops, research and other activities
  • Conduct development activities on behalf of veterans programs and facilities
  • Heighten awareness of veterans issues among the campus community
  • Guide student veterans, prior to graduation, to campus-based career services
  • Promote Florida State’s veteran-friendly initiatives to external audiences
  • Collaborate with local, state and national veterans-support organizations
  • Advocate to state and federal lawmakers on behalf of issues relevant to student veterans
  • Maintain the veteran-rich heritage of the university
  • Recruit an increased number of qualified veterans to Florida State
  • Dialogue with Transition Assistance Program (TAP) military personnel
  • Continue collaborating with Florida State University entities including:
    • Student organizations
      • Collegiate Veterans Association
      • Interfraternity Council
      • Panhellenic Association
      • Project RAWW (Reaching All Wounded Warriors)
      • Student Government Association
      • Students for America’s Military
    • Center for Veterans Outreach
      • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
      • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Families of Veterans with Disabilities
    • Academic and administrative units
      • Army ROTC
      • Air Force ROTC
      • College of Motion Picture Arts
      • College of Music
      • Department of Art
      • Office of the President
      • The Graduate School
    • Veteran-related research studies
      • College of Engineering
      • College of Medicine
      • Department of Psychology
    • Student services and direct-support organizations
      • Alumni Association
      • Athletics Department
      • Career Center
      • Health and Wellness Center
      • Master Craftsman Studio
      • Seminole Dining
      • Student Disability Research Center
      • University Bookstore
      • University Libraries