Veterans

The University sincerely thanks its veterans, who can be found among our students, faculty and staff, for their service to our country.  The qualities honed during military service, leadership, responsibility, dedication, among others, enrich the University community.  Pitt’s commitment to meeting the educational needs of military service members is very important to our success. 

Pitt's Office of Veterans Services is available here on campus to assist faculty, staff, and students. There are also external resources available.  And if you are a current faculty or staff member, to assist the University in our continuing efforts to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive community, please disclose your Veteran status

Military Friendly School

We’re proud to announce that our university has earned the 2019 Military Friendly® GOLD LEVEL award and was ranked as a Top 10 military friendly school. Learn more and see why we received this year’s award. 

Disclose Your Veteran Status

The University of Pittsburgh aspires to make diversity and inclusion among its defining characteristics.  Consistent with our values, our strategic plan, and most importantly, to better serve our community, we need to know who we are!  If you are a current faculty or staff member, please take a moment to complete your veteran status.  Disclosing this information is voluntary and will not be used against you in any way.

Office of Veterans Services

Designed to support veteran students with a keen understanding of unique needs of veterans and their family members, the Office of Veterans Services is proud to offer academic, career, and support workshops to assist veteran students during their time at the University.

The (OVS) assists with:

  • Admission preference perks
  • Assistance understanding military education benefits
  • Career guidance
  • Orientation specific for new veterans and dependent students
  • Pre-admission counseling session

Learn more about the Office of Veteran's Services.

Veterans Affinity Group

The Veterans Affinity Group facilitates the inclusion of veterans, military members, and their families into the University Community by supporting recruitment, retention, comradery, and ongoing success in collaboration with like minded organizations.

Learn more about the Veterans Affinity Group.

External Resources

The following organizations support individuals who have served in the military and help in the transition back to civilian life:

Practical toolkits to welcome and support veterans with disabilities throughout the employment lifecycle are available at Hiring America's Best.

Specially trained veteran-employment representatives at Pennsylvania Career Link provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. 

The US Department of Veteran Affairs: Pittsburgh Regional Benefit Office delegates a representative to conduct regularly occurring outreach at local VA Medical Centers in and around the Pittsburgh area to assist veterans in the region.

The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania serves veterans and their families residing in Western Pennsylvania.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends.

Viqtory Media addresses such issues as filling the skills gap, improving employment outcomes for college graduates, helping veterans start satisfying civilian careers, and giving a voice to military spouses and veteran-owned businesses.