Student Veterans Association (SVA)

In the summer of 2014, a small group of veterans came together to discuss the need for community and mentorship among student veterans attending Liberty University. The result was the formation of the Student Veterans Association, an official student group approved by the Student Government Association that is also affiliated with Student Veterans of America

Keeping with the traditions and culture of Liberty University’s passion for Christian service, the Liberty University Student Veterans Association (SVA) embraces the motto Survus Semper or Serve Always. It is our mission to serve veterans within the community while fostering a culture of camaraderie, mentorship and educational success among veterans on campus.

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Leadership

  • Student President: Drew Novy
  • Staff Advisor: Jon Norman

Opportunities

Earn CSER credit!

Members of SVA are encouraged to become involved in our many service projects that will count for your Christian Community Service requirement. These opportunities include Thank-A-Vet day at the Lynchburg VA Clinic, Providence Farm Work Days, Vet-to-Vet Tutoring as well as meeting the individual needs of veterans in the community.

Professional Experience

We want to encourage all of our members to use their talents and passions to help make SVA more successful at accomplishing our mission. We need your expertise to ensure that our organization is able to continue serving student veterans year after year. Whether your talent is in graphic design or accounting, we have a job for you.

Student Veteran Mentorship Program

Student Veterans at Liberty University are blessed to have a well-experienced pool of faculty that care about student veterans. The Student Veteran Mentorship Program wants to pair you with a faculty mentor that can offer you guidance and expert knowledge for the career field that you wish to pursue. Not sure what career field is right for you? We can also pair you with a faculty mentor that will help you discover how your talents, abilities, and passions can lead you to a fulfilling career.

Our Mission Goals

  • To increase awareness of veteran issues in education, and serve as the voice for student veterans attending Liberty University
  • To identify and track measurements of success for student veterans at Liberty University while connecting them with the tools that they need to achieve academic success and career readiness
  • To work alongside Students Behind our Military in their efforts to minister to Lynchburg’s service members and their families
  • To provide opportunities for service, professional experience, and mentorship for Liberty University student veterans. 

Who Can Join?

The Student Veterans Association is open to student veterans who have served honorably in the U.S. Armed Services. Faculty and staff members of Liberty University who are veterans are encouraged to get involved in the group as well. Applicants may be requested to present a valid DD-214 in order to protect against stolen valor.