OVSS Mission Statement
The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) is committed to enhancing the veteran and military connected student experience, supporting academic success, and providing services that assist in the transition from military service to higher education.
Veteran Student Services supports military connected students with services designed to promote career readiness, veteran health and wellness, and advocacy needed to succeed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Our vision is that all veterans and military connected students succeed in higher education, attain their academic goals, and gain meaningful careers.
At the University of Hawaii at Manoa a “veteran” is any student, faculty or staff member, or alumnus who has served or serves in the armed forces of the United States of America as an active duty member, reservist, or national guard for any length of time.