Steps for Students

Welcome to the OVSS!

The core mission of the Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) at IU South Bend is to ensure that our veterans, service members, reservists, 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, 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.