Office of Veteran Student Services

Office of Veteran Student Services

Welcome to the Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS)! 

The core mission of OVSS at IU South Bend is to ensure that our veterans, service members, reservists, National Guard, veteran dependents, and military families who attend IU South Bend have comprehensive accessibility to the personal, professional, and academic resources they need to persist and succeed in their education and career preparation.

OVSS strives to provide a smooth transition and serves as a one-stop support center that is a liaison to the Department of Veteran Affairs, Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs, the IU South Bend campus-community, IU community, and the regional community.

In keeping with the diverse and intersectional character of the Armed Forces, OVSS is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.

Education for the student veteran, service member, reservist, National Guard, veteran dependents, and military families is the end goal. Nevertheless, OVSS is committed to educating the community about the unique character of this population and empowering the student to actively engage in their academic experience.

Whether you are a new college student or transferring from another IU campus or University, we are here to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have.

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Take your first step as a Titan with OVSS.

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Identify, apply, and secure your military benefits.

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Called to Active Duty Policy/Military Withdrawal

Learn our policy on unexpected calls to fulfill U.S. military responsibilities.

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Student Veterans Organization

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is a campus student club at Indiana University South Bend and a chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) that can help you transition from your military experience to school life. We organize and host events which provide service and outreach, raise charity donations, and foster community and connectedness among Veterans and their families. We are fellow Veteran students trying to make college life fun and rewarding.

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Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872