Student Veterans of America

Mission and Vision

To provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.


All veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals and gain meaningful employment.

SVA LogoToday's veterans face numerous obstacles in their path to attain a college degree. These challenges range from missing a sense of camaraderie to adjusting back to a civilian classroom. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree can be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service.  The Student Veterans of America group works to make that goal a reality.

The Western Michigan University Chapter of the SVA is a way for veterans, currently serving military, ROTC cadets and their friends and families to find support, resources and the advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and employment. If you would like to join the WMU SVA, contact The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Visit the Student Veterans of America on Facebook for more information.