The Student Veteran Association was established in 2017 as a chapter of the Student Veterans of America.
Student Veterans of America's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and the following graduation. Their vision is that all veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.
The SVA is the student lead veteran chapter that empowers veterans to be informed consumers of higher education and make the most of the transition to civilian life. The chapter is the "boots on the ground" that provides peer-to-peer support, which is linked to academic success and an easier transition to campus for student veterans. Additionally, there are opportunities for scholarships, attending leadership summits, being apart of the creation of a vet center, and many community support events.
If interested joining please contact the SVA advisors Shania Dekat and Mark Ballinger at SVA@manhattantech.edu .