VETS: Veterans, Educators, and Traditional Students



(608) 263-3456

Student Activity Center
333 E. Campus Mall #3136
Madison, WI 53715-1380

In 1972, a group of Vietnam Veterans identified the need for a group to help counsel veterans about their service related benefits at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In response, they created Vets for Vets, a student-run veteran group on campus. They are now known as VETS: Veterans, Educators, and Traditional Students
In 2008, VfV (now VETS) joined the Student Veterans of America and became the local UW-Madison Chapter. SVA is a coalition of student veteran groups across the United States which advocates on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.

Our mission is to provide information on benefits and other support activities to student veterans attending UW-Madison, while raising awareness to the general student population of the veterans’ experience.

In addition to active duty veterans, VETS serves members of the Reserve, National Guard, dependents of disabled and/or deceased veterans, and others eligible for benefits from either the state or federal Departments of Veteran Affairs. Membership is open to all UW-Madison students-veterans and non-veterans.

Their office located in the SAC does work with Madison's 600+ student veterans on campus. On top of helping counsel on areas such as housing and classes, VETS puts on lots of events tailored to help veterans feel at home on campus.

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Created:2012-06-14 11:25 CDTUpdated:2018-02-05 13:53 CDT
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