Fall Office Hours

Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00pm
york college has been certified military friendly 2018

Office of Veterans Affairs

Mission

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.

Goals

1. Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom we engage.
2. Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in the mission. Fulfill our responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.
3. Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.
4. Respect: Treat all those we serve and with whom we work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
5. Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for our actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

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.

Office of Veterans Affairs
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd Room 2D07
Jamaica, NY 11451
Phone: 718-262- 5298
Email: veterans@york.cuny.edu