Student Veterans of America @ UCLA

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The Student Veterans of America club @ UCLA (SVA) is the veteran/military connected fraternity/sorority for camaraderie, service to the community and the university, and a resource for those who have served, are serving, or are at UCLA because of someone’s service. Student Veterans of America, is a 501 non-profit organization focused on addressing the needs and concerns of American military veterans in higher education. SVA is best known for being an umbrella organization for student veterans' groups that advocates for improvements in veterans educational benefits. Section 2.1. The purpose of the SVAUCLA is to foster a community of UCLA veterans, dependents, and supporters to make accessible the essential tools for academic success, continued opportunities of service, and the guidance to ensure success beyond graduation. Section 2.2. The goals and activities of the Club will consist of the following: a. Develop a resource guide that includes all forms, documents, lists of service organizations and contact information useful for veterans, prospective veterans and their families. b. Provide a peer support network for student veterans and their families. c. Educate the university community about the experiences of student veterans through presentations and other related events/activities. d. Work with the university administration to meet the needs of student veterans. e. Collaborate with professors to provide student veterans the opportunity to speak to classes. f. Provide services for disabled veterans. g. Provide outreach programs to potential student veterans. h. Work with deployed veteran’s families to provide support. i. Work with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, Veterans Service Organizations, and other military associations to provide information for student veterans and their families. j. Attend/participate in campus and local military recognition events and programs (Veterans Day, Memorial Day, etc).

Signatories: Annsleigh Anderson, Christian Gonzalez, and Antonio Avella

Advisor: Orlando Luna

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