Office of Veterans Affairs

Mission Statement

York College’s Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) strives to promote community awareness of the sacrifices that Veterans have made. Our Veterans, their families, and dependents are made fully aware of all benefits and privileges for which they qualify. York’s OVA works to advocate by representation and support in obtaining benefits, educational entitlements, and recognition they have earned in service to our Country. As a component of the Division of Student Development, OVA plays a supporting role in the development and implementation of educational and developmental mechanisms designed to position the College with veteran and military affiliated organizations and agencies. The Veterans Counselor and School Certifying Official (SCO) provides academic program information, benefit and education counseling, referral to essential agencies, and certifies eligible students to receive education benefits under various state and federal programs.

Vision

We believe Veterans are exceptional individuals who deserve our proficient, dynamic, and compassionate advocacy in return for their service. Veterans have earned our respect and are our reason for existence on campus. They are our common purpose and all of our efforts are directed toward meeting their needs.

STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Sidney Smith III, Ph.D.

Manager of Veterans Affairs

Office: 1G03-E

Phone: (718) 262-2080

E-mail: ssmith15@york.cuny.edu

Ms. Simeya Simon

CUNY CAP

Office: 1G03

Phone: (718) 262-2272

E-mail: veteransaffairs@york.cuny.edu

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Fall Office Hours
Mon - Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm