Student Veterans Association (SVA)
History and Mission
In order to better address the needs of the student veterans of Liberty University, the Student Veterans Association, formerly known as the Student Veterans Group, was restructured to emphasize camaraderie based on service and mentorship. The mission of SVA is to serve veterans within the community, to foster a culture of camaraderie and mentorship amongst veterans on campus, and to support the next generation of warfighters. This organization of veterans is an approved chapter of Student Veterans of America, which enables Liberty student veterans to support veterans in the local community as well as partner with student veterans from schools around the nation.
- To provide fellowship for veterans within the Liberty University community and the local community
- To work alongside Students Behind our Military in their efforts to support deployed service members and their families
- To support new student veterans through mentorship and professional development
- To provide CSER approved opportunities that allow veterans to serve 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. Veterans will be requested to present a DD-214 in order to protect against stolen valor.
Providence Farm - Helping heal military families from the inside out
SVA has purposed itself to support Providence Farm through manual labor, outreach support, and more. Providence Farm seeks to provide a healing environment for veterans, military members, and their families to find peace, purpose and community. Services provided include residence for veterans in crisis, retreats for families, weekly classes, and events. Please visit www.ProvidenceFarm.org for more information.
Please contact us at SVA@liberty.edu for more information on the opportunities available through Student Veterans Association.
"A veteran - whether Active Duty, Retired, National Guard or Reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life." - That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it."
— Author Unknown