Mission

Assist and support Veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists and their families, adjust to collegiate life and earn a higher education degree that will help to find meaningful employment through innovative collaborations, programs, processes and excellence.

Vision

We envision The University of Iowa as The Top Institution in the country for Veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists and their families to earn a higher education degree and find meaningful employment ultimately increasing their quality of life.  

Mandates

Holistic Approach – Leave no Veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists and their families behind by focusing on retention, academic standings, benefit assistance, mental health and family wellness. 

Innovative Collaborations – Being the initiator that connects Veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists and their family’s to campus and community resources as well as partnering with other groups on campus to provide leadership and service for The University of Iowa and greater community.

Culture of Excellence – Cultivating a culture of excellence by providing leadership and service to the University and great community.

Esprit De Corp – Providing a family atmosphere for military, Veteran, spouses and dependents.

Educating about Military Culture and Issues – Educating University staff/faculty, students and members of the community about military culture, issues and help to dispel stigmas and stereotypes about Veterans.