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Topics this month:         

 2nd Annual Virginia Students Veterans Conference

 Monthly Meetings

 Leadership Opportunities

 Adopt-a-Spot

 VA Work Study Program



2nd Annual Virginia Student Veterans Conference

Old Dominion University is hosting its second annual Virginia Student Veterans Conference to build collaboration between student veterans and those who serve them in all of our state higher education institutions. With a theme of "Preparing for Your Next Mission: College, Graduation, and Beyond," the planning team, which includes members from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and SCHEV, has developed topics that will assist students in making the most of their education, building a solid financial foundation, and securing meaningful employment after graduation. Breakout sessions for faculty and administrators will focus on supporting our student veterans on campus and beyond. Please follow the below link for more information and to register. http://www.odu.edu/univevents/news/svc15.html

SVA Monthly Meetings:

Each month during the semester, the SVA has a general meeting during activity hour from 12:30-1:30pm. Dates and locations are posted on our SVA Facebook page. We discuss a range of topics such as: Scholarships, VA health care, GI Bill benefits, career opportunities, volunteer opportunities and much more.

There is always FREE food.

We also conduct $50 stipend raffle for the ODU Bookstore at each meeting.

At the end of the year, you’ll be entered to win $200 stipend to the ODU bookstore.

If you are interested in helping with events, recruitment, volunteering, or mentorship, contact the SVA at sva@odu.edu


Every month on campus we have a location where we volunteer to clean up around the chemistry building. Help us in “Policing” our campus.

VA Work-Study Program

The VA Work-Study program is available for all veterans attending ODU! The current duties at ODU will include helping with the VA Certifying Officials in the Office of the Registrar. By working with this program you can help ensure that the processing of GI Bill certifications is going as quickly as possible for yourself and all of our other GI Bill Students. Interested student veterans can contact Kris West at KWest@odu.edu. More information can be found at: http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/education_resources/programs/work_study_program

Stay up to date with all SVA information:

Facebook- Like our Facebook page

Twitter - Follow us on Twitter

Google+- Search for ODU SVA and add us to your circles to join our meeting hangouts

YouTube - Catch any meetings that you missed Co-curricular Transcript - Send this link to potential members so they can join too!

Email - sva@odu.edu