Student Veterans

“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind.  As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return, we leave no veteran behind.”  - Dan Lipinski

The Office of Accessibility Services is proud to support our student veterans!  We understand that by the nature of your service to our nation, you may have experienced life-changing events that have led to the diagnosis of a physical, medical, or mental health disability.  You are not alone.  Veterans experience many disabilities at a greater rate than their civilian counterparts.  As such, they may need support as they pursue their educational goals.  The Office of Accessibility Services is here to support you through the provision of accommodations and assistive technologies

To learn more about veterans’ experiences with disabilities, we encourage you to explore the sites below:

  • Infographics on Veterans Affairs Research – Read current research on social and medical concerns surrounding veterans’ lived experience including disabilities, healthcare, homelessness, and more.
  • Veterans Affairs Topic Pages -- Explore general information, research, and statistics related to a variety of disabilities including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and more.
  • Veterans’ Health Information – Review veterans health research from data collected in the National Health Interview Survey here.

Applying for Services with the FSU Office of Accessibility Services

  1. Submit your application and documentation here
    • As a veteran, you may submit documentation that shows a service-connected disability including:
      • VA Decision Letter with rating and diagnoses which can be printed from   your eBenefits account
      • DD Form 2808
      • Service Treatment Records
      • Civilian Provider Records
  2. Schedule an intake appointment with an Accessibility Specialist.
  3. Request accommodations for your current term in the AIM student portal.
  4. Follow-up with your professors.
  5. Schedule exams in the AIM student portal and check out assistive technologies as needed.

Veterans Alliance Contact at the Office of Accessibility Services

Please feel free to reach out to Shannon Bernick with any questions or concerns by email at sbernick@fsu.edu or by phone at 850.644.9566.