Mission & Vision


To become a national beacon of veteran support and success is the guiding principle of the Veterans Alliance, 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.

  • 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