Resources and News for Veterans
Whether you are a new or returning student veteran at Saint Xavier University, our goal is to provide you with resources that will help you achieve your educational goals. Check this page throughout the year for information regarding education benefits, veteran programming and other resources for veterans. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Veteran Alliance
Join the Student Veteran Alliance (SVA) at SXU!
The SVA is Saint Xavier's student veteran organization. The Mission of the SVA at SXU is to advocate for and assist student veterans and their families. We promote camaraderie through community outreach, social support, and a commitment to academic and professional success.
Meetings are held twice per semester to discuss potential volunteer and event opportunities. Our group aims to:
- Provide a social support group and peer mentoring to veterans who are adjusting to college life
- Raise awareness for veterans' issues and facilitate dissemination of information to veterans
- Promote community service and volunteerism as well as to organize worthwhile projects and events pertaining to veterans and their needs/issues.
Follow the SVA on Twitter @SVASXU or on Facebook - Student Veteran Alliance at Saint Xavier University.
If you are interested in attending any of the upcoming meetings or if you just want to know more, contact Sheri Gross, Veterans Coordinator, at email@example.com or (773) 298-3345.
Saturday, October 11, 2014: Please join us for an IAVA Vet-Together where we will enjoy food and drink while watching the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Buffalo Sabres. We invite all community veterans and supporters to join us. Please visit the SVA Vet-Together website for more information.
Monday, November 3, 2014: On Monday, November 3, 2014 we will kick off our 3rd annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive. We will continue to collect toys until mid-December. For more information please visit the official Toys for Toys website.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Please join your fellow student veterans and supporters at the next Student Veteran Alliance meeting meeting from 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Organization Lounge.
November 10-14, 2014: The SVA, in conjunction with our Student Veteran Resource Center, will be hosting an entire week of events in honor of our student veterans. More information to follow.
Saturday, December 14, 2014: The SVA will be hosting an end of semester party at Gilhooley's. Please join us in watching the Army-Navy game as we unwind after a long semester. More information to follow.
Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC): The SVRC is located on SXU's main campus in room L-209 in the Warde Academic Center. The SVRC is a place for veterans to relax, do homework, meet other veterans, and have any and all questions answered regarding benefits and life at SXU. The Veteran Coordinator and a VA Work Study are both located in the SVRC.
VetNet on Google+: In collaboration with veteran NGO's such as Hire Heroes USA, Hiring Our Heroes and Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Google has launched VetNet on Google+ to link veterans with civilian jobs and resources. By logging in, veterans can connect with resources and videos to help with job search, career networking and entrepreneurial interests.
Operation Homefront informs National Guard members and reservists about local, state and national resources.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA is the largest non-profit organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. IAVA assists veterans and their families in health, education, employment and community.
Veteran Matters – WXAV
WXAV Wins IBA Silver Dome Award for Veteran Matters Series: Saint Xavier University's student-run radio station WXAV 88.3FM recently took home a second place honor at the 2013 Professional Silver Dome Awards for its critically acclaimed series "Veteran Matters."
Veteran Matters is a 10-part radio production based on interviews with veterans of different wars, comparing and contrasting their experiences of military service. Each episode contains the raw and personal accounts about the veterans' time in the service, life after war, religious awakenings, and interactions with locals. Interviewees range from Joan, a 92-year-old military nurse who served during World War II; to Buck, a helicopter pilor in Vietnam; and to Andy, who served in Korea, Germany and Iraq. Since the series concluded in September 2012, it has been picked up by public radio and college radio stations across the country.
For more information, visit the WXAV website.