Life at UChicago

  • AKya Gossit, second-year SSA graduate student and Army ROTC Cadet Nathan Kim discuss supporting student-veterans on campus at Ivy League Veteran Council Meeting at Stanford University in March 2019.

  • Booth student-veteran Caleb Sine speaks to audience and panel of student-veteran leaders at McCormick, SVA and CAEL Symposium n April 2019. OMAC Leader Terrell Odom served on panel of administrators.

  • ROTC Cadets attend Military Ball 2018.

  • Booth Armed Forces Group hosts their annual "Paintball Battle" for student-veterans across the university.

UChicago is committed to providing the most influential experience to our military-affiliated community.. The university's military-affiliated community can participate in any of the university's Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) or create their own. Below are some of the groups specific to the military-affiliated population.

The Armed Forces Group  at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a student-run organization open to both current and former members of the US and international armed services. Our membership includes students in the Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Weekend MBA programs. The group’s purpose is to: 

  • Prepare students for the recruiting process through career coaching, resume workshops, and interview preparation 
  • Build a strong professional network of Chicago Booth alumni with previous military experience in order to expand career opportunities 
  • Welcome new members and their families to the Chicago area through a variety of social activities
  • Assist prospective military candidates with the Chicago Booth application process and advocate the admission of qualified veterans 
  • Assist students departing the armed forces with the transition to civilian life and to ensure an understanding of veteran benefits 

Contact AFG at

Law School Veterans (LSV) provides law students who are prior or current members of the armed forces of any country opportunities for fellowship, to increase awareness of legal and policy issues affecting veterans within the greater Law School community, to connect members with veteran alumni for career networking purposes, to assist law students pursuing careers as JAGs, to work with the Law School’s administration to achieve a fuller recognition of the value of veterans in our community, to facilitate opportunities for students to provide pro bono assistance to veterans in need, and to coordinate with the dean of admissions to improve outreach to prospective students with military backgrounds.

Contact LSV at

The Maroon Veterans Alliance is a group of student civilians at the University of Chicago aimed at supporting America’s veteran community - to leverage University & City resources to support Chicago veterans through Veterans Career Advocacy Program workshops and Points for Patriots fundraisers. 

Contact the Maroon Veterans Alliance at

The Military Affiliated Students of Harris, known as MASH, serves those who served. 

Our primary mission is to build a community of current and former service members, their families, and those who are interested in military affairs. We help our community with the transition to student life, professional development, research, volunteer opportunities, and spaces to come together. 

We also connect the broader Harris community with veterans and issues related to veterans. While MASH was founded to support those affiliated with the military, we welcome all Harris students who want to learn about and work to solve issues related to this important demographic. 

Finally, we aid prospective candidates through the admissions process, advocate for the admission of qualified applicants, and ultimately promote the Harris School of Public Policy as THE school of public policy for the military-affiliated community.

Contact MASH President Nancy Smith

UChicago Alumni Military Affinity Group (MAG) works to strengthen the bonds of the alumni communities interested in military matters through dialogue, advocacy, networking, mentoring, and service. We are a volunteer-led community and welcome anyone connected to the University of Chicago and the US Military to be involved.

UChicago Army ROTC provides students who are interested in leadership development, physical training, and basic Army doctrine an opportunity to participate in ROTC activities without incurring any obligation.

Feel free to message us on Facebook, where our Cadet Public Affairs Officer may assist you.

Also, general inquiries may be directed to our primary email:

Our Battalion Recruiting and Operations Officer Joey Minor can be reached at (312)413-2357

Questions for current students:

UChicago's VSL chapter has a commitment to active and inactive military-affiliated persons in our community to recognize and honor the service of our members; to mentor and educate those returning home, to support networking opportunities; to implement resource awareness, and to actively demonstrate our desire to serve yesterday, today and tomorrow.

UChicago VSL is a group of military-affiliated persons and supporters dedicated to supporting military-affiliated communities within the UChicago system. UChicago VSL benefits our military-affiliated communiity by:

  • Assisting student-veterans as they make the transition from service member, to civilian, to student. 
  • Promoting healthy interactions with fellow veterans and students both on and off campus, by way of social gatherings and community activities. 
  • Providing special services for the designed to assist disabled veterans. 
  • Developing various veteran outreach activities to provide direct services to veterans and veterans’ families in the community. 
  • Facilitating mental and medical health services for veterans and their families. 

Contact the UChicago SVA at 

V-MAAP supports military-affiliated students at the Pritzker School of Medicine by providing a space for community amongst veterans and allies; contribute to the education of the broader Pritzker community by sharing military experiences and perspectives in order to better serve veterans as patients; facilitate a shared understanding between veterans, their friends and family members, and the non-military affiliated students and faculty population; provide mentorship for students interested in future careers in military medicine; identify opportunities of service to the greater Chicagoland veteran community; strengthen outreach to military-affiliated applicants; provide support through the admissions process to include advocacy for admissions qualified applicants; and promote the Pritzker School of Medicine as a home for veterans and military-affiliated future physicians.

Contact V-MAAP President Zachary Newman at