Student Veterans of America

Local Chapter

A student organization for all branches of military service.  JOIN TODAY!


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.

About SVA

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 university faculty. 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) makes that goal a reality.

SVA is a 501(c)(3) coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe. These member chapters are the "boots on the ground” that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Each chapter must be an officially recognized student group by their university or college and provide a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the school. Additionally, chapters often coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education.

                                    Military & Veteran Students

Honor Cord

Complimentary Military Service Honor Cords for VSU Graduates

If you are participating in VSU's commencement exercises and are an active duty military or a military veteran, service honor cords are available to you compliments of the VSU Vets and the Adult and Military Programs Department. The cords may be worn during commencement for either the graduate school or undergraduate exercises.

To receive service honor cords, go by the AMP office within one month of your graduation date at 103 Brookwood Place. The office is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

(Military denotes active duty, veterans, or those who served in any branch of the United States military)