Student Veterans of America - UW-Madison


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(608) 263-6999

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. In 2008, VfV 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.

SVA UW educates, raises awareness, and facilitates discussions concerning veterans issues, military service, and U.S. military/foreign policy through first-person experiences to the entire UW-Madison campus and community.

SVA UW accomplishes this mission through the Research, Military-Academic, Military-Informational, and Transition Workshop direct services, as well as educational and support programming. In addition, SVA UW provides a network of veteran and non-veteran students capable of facilitating mutually beneficial understanding between transitioning service members and the UW-Madison campus.

SVA UW provides information on benefits and other support activities to student veterans attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to active duty veterans, SVA UW serves members of the reserves and National Guard, dependents of disabled and deceased veterans and others who may be eligible for benefits from the state or federal Departments of Veterans Affairs.