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Office of Military and Veterans Services

Ohio State’s Office of Military and Veterans Services is the university’s single point of contact for veteran and military students. From registration and enrollment all the way through graduation, the Office of Military and Veterans Services ensures the academic success of those who are serving and have served our country.

Ohio State’s military and veteran students' programs are already nationally recognized. In Best for Vets: Colleges 2014, Ohio State was ranked 18th among four-year colleges, and earned four stars for academic support and extracurricular activities. In addition to evaluating a school’s veteran-focused operations, the publication places emphasis on academic rigor; Ohio State’s graduation rate of 82 percent is one of the top four among all institutions.

In addition to assisting students with educational and academic resources, the office also provides military and veteran orientations, focused academic counseling, tailored support services and the education of faculty and staff on military student issues.

Our office ensures we provide our increasing population of military and veteran students with help accessing their educational benefits and the resources they need for academic success and a rich student experience.

Emergency and Supplemental Scholarships assist student-veterans, military members and their families attending The Ohio State University by offering additional financial support for those who have exhausted their VA benefits or those who only have partial benefits. Scholarships may also be used to support veterans and families who have emergency living needs or other unexpected expenses. Discretionary support allows us to place the Buckeye Military Family first and help guarantee veterans will succeed at Ohio State without additional financial burdens.

Veteran Community Advocates Program demonstrates Ohio State’s commitment to not only meeting veterans' financial needs through a housing scholarship but also helps ensure that veteran students will have an extraordinary student experience through a peer-led program. This program is a unique approach that allows Ohio State’s top veteran students to continue their service by helping connect fellow veterans to resources and experiences that will ensure the success of our veteran student population. Veterans helping veterans; students helping students.

Ohio State Veterans House is located in the neighborhood adjacent to The Ohio State University campus at 237 East 17th Avenue. The Veterans House is a special interest house offering 12 veteran students the opportunity for off-campus living with a connection to campus resources through a live-in resident advisor. A converted fraternity house, a functional kitchen, dining room, living room, game room, student spaces, and individual bedrooms provide veterans a transitional space while surrounding students with others with similar experiences.

Academic Enrichment and Networking support allows us to offer specialized career guidance to veteran students through partnerships with both academic and professional resources on campus and in the community. Veteran students who participate in these opportunities are introduced to community and campus leaders, encouraged and supported to build a network of professionals related to their field of interest, and given the resources to form strong cross-disciplinary relationships that will serve them not only at Ohio State but after graduation.

For more information about the Office of Military and Veterans Services, please visit

If you have questions: Please contact Amber Diglaw at 614-292-9443.


The Ohio State Fund for Military and Veterans Services

Fund Number: 314337

Funds are to be distributed at the discretion of the Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Services.

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