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National Veterans Leadership Foundation          Collegiate Purple Star Award                     Pat Tillman Foundation
"Welcome to The Ohio State University's Military & Veterans Services!  We exist to serve our 2180+ military-connected students and broader Buckeye Military Family.  If you're a Veteran, Active-duty, Guard member, Reservist, ROTC Cadet/Midshipman or family member student, we're here to support your academic success.  Whether it be investigating in-state residency, certification of 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 (Ret)
Assistant Vice Provost & Director
 Military and Veteran Services


Military and Veterans Services is the university's single point of contact for all military and veterans services and concerns.  The office strives to ensure the academic success of Ohio State's student-veterans.  Any student utilizing VA education benefits must work with this office as part of their registration and enrollment in The Ohio State University.    Military and Veterans Services is part of the Undergraduate Education area, as are Air Force ROTCArmy ROTC, and Naval ROTC.

Some of the office's services include:

  • Manage the VA certification and registration for all Veterans education benefits to which Student-Veterans and dependents are entitled. 

  • Coordinate all VA education benefit and payment activities with Buckeye Link, the Office of the Registrar, the Bursar, Financial Aid, and Student Records. 

  • Coordinate the Tri-Service ROTC programs & policies with university offices and enable the cadre to deliver military instruction to meet their services' needs for commissioned officers.

  • Assist students with accessing essential university services such as Academic Exploration & Advising, Student Advocacy, Counseling & Consultation, and Student Life Disability Services. 

  • Connect students with State and Federal agencies that support military-connected students and their families. 

 (Mon-Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri 8:30am-4pm)   

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University leaders, distinguished guests, veteran service organizations, corporate partners, the MVS/ROTC departments, and our military-connected students all gathered at Converse Hall on September 28th, 2023, to celebrate the 5th Annual Major Lawrence Miller Campus Flag Event. 

                      If you are a military connected student and are a parent, please register HERE to be notified of family friendly events.                                                


News​​​ ​​

Annual Miller Flag Ceremony
OSU Honors 9/11
Former Combat Medic/PhD candidate named 2023 Tillman Scholar
AFROTC hosts General CQ Brown
President Johson visit
OSU student named 2022 Tillman Scholar
Collegiate Purple Star Designation
ATTENTION: Enrollment Verification Updates
Buckeye Realizes his Airborne Dreams
2021 Campus Flag Ceremony
Spring 2021 Commissioning - ROTC
Tri Service Parade 2021
Ohio State Celebrates Veterans Day with the 2020 Annual Rock Ceremony
OSU Student Veteran Named 2020 Tillman Scholar
OSU Veteran PhD Candidate Defends Dissertation Over Zoom
Air Force ROTC German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge
Who We Are: Looking for 'Dirty, Sunburnt', and Exhausted'
VFA-106 Flyover at Military Appreciation Game
A Life of Service: Veteran Turns to Career in Nursing

​​​​​​​​​Events (More Events)

Click MORE EVENTS above for full list of opening events sponsored by MVS.

Fall 2023


Welcome Social (Networking) - for all military connected students.

Monday, August 21, 4-5:30 p.m.

Varsity Club - 278 W. Lane Ave

Register HERE

Fall Resource Fair (University Resources) - for active duty, guard, reserve, veterans.  Visit with off campus service agencies and on campus offices.  Pick up lots of great info.

Friday, September 8, 11a-1p

Hansford Quad - next to 18th Ave Library


​OSU Advantage

At Ohio State, you'll join over 2180 current veterans, dependents, and Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve members attending as under-graduate and graduate students; approximately 1600 current faculty and staff veterans; and over 400 Tri-service Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC program participants.​​

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 & services led by our Military & Veterans Services.​ 

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