Welcome to the Student Veterans Advocate office! Cornell University is committed to providing a positive experience and support to you - our nation’s veterans, service members, and dependents who have chosen Cornell. 

The Student Veterans Advocate office provides support, advocacy, programming, and referral to our undergraduate student veterans while serving as a point of contact and direct link between you, Cornell, the VA Regional Office, Department of Defense, and other federal, state, and local veterans’ agencies and organizations.

If you are a Cornell undergraduate student who identifies as a veteran, service member or dependent, please register with our office 

Feel free to stop by the SVA office or give me a call if you have any questions, concerns or want to learn how you can maximize your VA and/or Military benefits here at Cornell while engaging with your fellow student veterans through programming and support.

I look forward to working with you.

Barbara Thompson
Student Veterans Advocate


Cornell University Chapter of SALUTE

Cornell is a recognized member of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society, the only academic honor society that formally recognizes the honorable service and scholastic achievements of student veterans.  For information on the Cornell SALUTE Chapter and its induction ceremonies, contact Barbara Thompson, Student Veterans Advocate/SALUTE Chapter Director by calling (607) 255-5853 or send an email to: bt349@cornell.edu