Student Veterans of America (SVA) has approved Excelsior’s application to host an SVA Chapter. There are over 1,300 SVA Chapters on college campuses across all 50 states. These student groups provide peer-to-peer networks for veterans, support student success, advocate for student veterans, and provide support with college-to-career transition. At the national level, SVA serves as an advocate for veteran-related governmental policies (e.g., the GI Bill), provides scholarships, mentoring, networking, and career transition through partnerships. Excelsior’s SVA Chapter will be coordinated through the Lt Col Bryant A Murray Veterans Center which will provide new opportunities for expanding the visibility and resources of the Center.
Chapter members will include active members (military, veterans and family members who are Excelsior students), alumni members (Excelsior graduates who are military and veterans) and honorary members (members deemed acceptable by the SVO officers or designated by Excelsior staff).