University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vision, Mission, & Guiding Principles

Vision

Our vision is for student Veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard and Reserve members, and their qualifying dependents to succeed at Illinois and reach their full potential as ethical leaders and engaged citizens.

Mission

The mission of Veteran Student Support Services is to serve student Veterans, active duty military personnel, National Guard and Reserve members, and their qualifying dependents by providing excellence in outreach, student support services, and advocacy.

Guiding Principles

  • VSSS aspires to the highest standard of quality in our communications, services, and outreach.
  • VSSS strives to create transformational learning experiences guided by the best scholarship and proven approaches available.
  • VSSS attempts to embrace the campus' commitment to diversity by providing opportunities that showcase the pluralism within our student veteran community.

We are part of Student Affairs at Illinois

VSSS is a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students and a part of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois. From outside the classroom learning experiences, to physical and emotional wellness, leadership opportunities, global awareness, safety, fun, and career preparation, Student Affairs supports all aspects of student life at Illinois.