SVO: Student Veterans Organization

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The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) 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

The Manhattan College Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is a chapter of the national Student Veterans of America. The SVO organizes the 22 Push-Up Challenge for veteran suicide awareness, the Adopt-A-Highway program, Combat Fitness Test, participation in the New York City Veterans Day Parade, and academic panels led by student veterans for the entire student body. 

How to Join

All student veterans are welcome to join. 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 svo@manhattan.edu.