VALOR (Veterans Academic Learning Opportunities Realized) is the student veterans club at Manhattan College. VALOR recognizes the unique challenges that veterans face in their transition to both civilian and academic life. This supportive community promotes awareness and coordinates programs and special events including:

  • Study groups and career resources for veterans
  • A vet-to-vet mentoring program that matches student veterans with upperclassmen and alumni veterans
  • Guest speakers, like former NYPD Commissioner and Vietnam War veteran Raymond Kelly ’63
  • Stress-relieving yoga and meditation sessions
  • Picnics, social events and group outings

How to Join

All student veterans are welcome to join VALOR. Sign up at the biannual activities and volunteer fair which happens at the start of each fall and spring semester, or reach out directly to


Troy Cogburn
(718) 862-7299