The National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC) at Syracuse University is conceived as a class-leading, exemplar of academic, government, and community collaboration.
Specifically, the NVRC will leverage a public-private sector partnership model, to nurture academic research, actionable programming, and collaborative thought leadership positioned to impact veterans and their families on the campus of Syracuse University, in New York State, and in communities across the U.S. Accordingly, the NVRC will create the conditions necessary to build upon and solidify Syracuse University’s ongoing effort to position CNY as the nation’s hub of research and programming connected to the veteran and military sectors.
A multi-use facility, the NVRC will serve to anchor the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) as a Central New York/Syracuse University institution, thus ensuring that the jobs and federal/private-industry funding currently directed to the IVMF and SU’s other military- and veteran-connected programs continues to support the economic engine of the Syracuse community, the region and Syracuse University. Additionally, the NVRC will house state-of-the-art vocational and educational programs designed to advance the economic success of the region’s and the nation’s veterans and military families, and also serve as a platform through which to seed, nurture, and coordinate veteran-connected academic research and technology commercialization consistent with the goals of Syracuse University’s academic strategic plan – across the full breadth of the Syracuse University research enterprise – in a synergistic and strategic program of effort. Some of the proposed research areas and technology commercialization opportunities include the following focus areas:
|Clinical Psychology & Social Work||Human Performance|
|Disability & Law||Prosthetics|
|Speech & Hearing||Regenerative Medicine|
|Child & Family Studies||Aging, Demography, & Health|
|Biomedical Engineering & Devices||Data Science|
|Computer Science||Public Administration & Public Policy|
|Nano-technology & Data-Fusion||Tele-Health & Tele-Medicine|
The NVRC will also function as the center of veteran life on the campus of Syracuse University, in the local community, and across Central New York. The facility itself is purposefully designed as a community convening hub, and will be accessible to community organizations, as well as local and state government partners, for the purpose of facilitating programs, trainings, events, and initiatives. The NVRC will include a regional student veterans’ resource center, conceived as a one-stop-shop supporting the educational needs of the region’s veterans and families, and also gallery space in which the university’s and national storied legacy of serving America’s veterans can be put on permanent display – and also as a platform to highlight present-day exhibitions of art, culture, and performance relevant to the veterans’ community.
Designed as a LEED-certified facility and constructed in accordance with Universal Design practices, the NVRC will be a facility welcoming and accommodating to veterans and others with disabilities.