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Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

About SVA

A group for Veterans by veterans. Today's veterans face numerous obstacles in their path of attaining a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to feeling like an outsider amongst 18 year old traditional students to a lack of understanding by those unfamalir with the Military. 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. Student Veterans of America (SVA) works to help students over obstacles to a degree. 

Visit SVA OrgSync page


Check us out on Facebook

Visit the National SVA Website


To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.  Specifically, assist Veterans with the transition into student life.  Offer people with the same interests and experiences a place to meet and develop a support network which will provide resources, information on benefits,  and support in the hardships of transitioning back into civilian life.


Amy Kline, Assistant Director of Student Services, 616-554-5310,

Jeremy Simerson, Military Admissions Representative, 616-742-2075,


Biweekly meetings in the Military Lounge (SC202) Friday 2-4 pm starting September 25th



Well Equipped: Benefits, Resources, and Employment

Month, Day, & Place




Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Military Lounge (SC202)

4:00-7:00 pm

DU Resources for Military students

-Meet fellow military students

-Find out who does what on the DU Military team

-Computer room available for ebenfits sign up, JST transcripts, and last minute items

-Sign up to join or lead the Student Veterans of America



Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Military Lounge (SC202)


 4:00-7:00 pm  VA Benefits: Applying and navigating Michael Franks

Veteran Service Officer

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Office: (616) 364-5399

Thursday, October 8, 2015 Military Lounge (SC202) 4:00-7:00 pm Employment/Veteran Recruitment

Gary L. Vetitoe II

Recruiter 2 - Veteran Recruitment

Cell  616.255.6885

Thursday, October 22 2015 Military Lounge 10:00 am - 6:00 pm ADAPT4U(after Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools)
Mark J. Fletcher, M.A., L.L.P.C.
ADAPT4U Michigan Project Coordinator
Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health
College of Education + Human Development
University of Minnesota
418 W Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-553-7152 (Desk)
269-377-8827 (Mobile)


Student Veterans Association Scholarship

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Veterans Day