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



That 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 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 apeer-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.

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Find our group on Facebook: WOU Chapter of Student Veterans of America

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Find us on Instagram: @wousva



Veterans Resource Center

(503) 838-9246 | or e-mail:  | Location: Werner University Center room 108