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"Welcome to The Ohio State University's Military and Veterans Services! At Ohio State, you’ll join over 2,180 current veterans, dependents, and active duty, National Guard, and reserve members attending as undergraduate, graduate and professional students. This includes over 400 Tri-service Air Force, Army and Naval ROTC program participants. Additionally, Ohio State employs approximately 1,600 current faculty and staff veterans. Whether it be investigating in-state residency, certifying  GI benefits, connecting with a university academic advisor or VA counselor, engaging in campus activities, or other issues, please let us know how we can help."  

Kevin Cullen, Colonel, US Air Force (Retired)
Assistant Vice Provost and Director
Military and Veteran Services



Veteran and military students at Ohio State benefit from affordable tuition, convenient health care options, extensive academic opportunities, regional campuses, student veteran organizations and activities, and a full range of veteran's academic and social support programs and services led by our Military and Veterans Services staff.​ 

If you are interested in Ohio State's ROTC programs, please visit the webpages for our Army, Naval, and Air Force​ detachments.

A message for friends, family and alumni

On Veterans Day and every day, we celebrate our brave servicemen and women who make sacrifices for us and our country. 

We are especially grateful for our student veterans who selflessly balance their military obligations with their school work, their families, and so much more. 

Thank you for your service.



Your support of the Ohio State Fund for Military and Veterans Services provides our increasing population of military and veteran students the resources they need for academic success and a rich student experience.

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Six areas of excellence

Academic Achievement

Dedicated work is required to master the subject matter you are studying and demonstrate the kind of proficiency that employers look for.


Build your resume and gain critical work experience while still in school.


Seek and utilize mentors to help guide you through your college experience, internships and the interview/hiring process.


Leverage your existing connections and learn how to expand them routinely.

Student Engagement and Leadership

Use your earned leadership experience to benefit your campus and fellow students.

University Resources

Take advantage of all of the resources provided to you by your university or college.

Our partners

The American flag being unfurled at Ohio Stadium before a Buckeyes football game.

Students like Jake Rutherford exemplify the positive impact of this initiative, actively working to enhance campus support for their military-connected peers.