Student Veterans of Xavier (SVX)  

The Student Veterans of Xavier are dedicated to helping Veterans and dependents transition from the military lifestyle into the college lifestyle. The club is open to veterans, those currently serving in the armed forces, veteran dependents, and any student who wants to support veterans. SVX aims to create a fellowship of like-minded individuals, to promote a network of students and successful alumni, and to provide professional and leadership development for all of its members. 

"Our mission is to assist our fellow veterans and dependents during transition, support them in their academics, and provide a veterans organization continuing our tradition of service to each other and our community."



The Peer2Peer Mentor Program at Xavier University is a peer outreach program designed to help incoming student Veterans make a smooth transition from the military to student life on campus. A Peer “Mentor” is an experienced, energetic Student Veteran who provides regular outreach with new undergraduate Student Veterans on Xavier’s campus via face-to-face meetings, telephone and email. Peers Mentors communicate information about campus resources, provide encouragement and support, develop trust, provide appropriate referrals and are a point of contact within the Student Veterans Center regarding all sorts of topics that include but are not limited to: housing, academic advising, VA education benefits, tutoring, mental health counseling, career and major exploration and so much more!

Peer Mentors for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Brian Georg, 
    • Office Hours:
      • Monday 2-5pm
      • Tuesday 11:30am-2pm
      • Friday 2-5pm
  • Samantha Estes,
    • Office Hours:
      • Monday 3-5pm
      • Tuesday 9-11am and 3-5pm
      • Wednesday 3-5pm

"I served in the Army as a Combat Medic for 6 years both on active duty and as a reservist. I cared about soldiers then and I care about veterans now. It is my goal to facilitate a smooth transition from military life to civilian life for student veterans at Xavier. This is a fantastic university that truly cares about the success of every student. With the guidance of the knowledgeable staff, I hope to effectively advocate for each new veteran enrollee. I understand what it means to be a non-traditional student and I have a family to care for at home, but I believe that my fellow veterans are my family, too. As such, I am proud and honored to have the opportunity to help connect student veterans with the resources they need to achieve their personal goals."

- Samantha

Student Veteran Advocate 

The Student Veteran Advocate is a student employee who works in another campus office, in order to develop and improve programming on behalf of that office for the Student Veteran community at Xavier. This includes but is not limited to workshops, events and marketing/communication that advocate for and support fellow Student Veterans. The Student Veteran Advocates work with both the leadership in the Student Veterans Center and the various campus offices that they are assigned to. The Advocates promote awareness of the Student Veterans Center and issues that Veterans face on campus and in the community.

Student Veteran Advocates for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Bill Ingram, Athletics
  • Bobby Light, Career Development
    • Office Hours (Located in the Student Veterans Center)
      • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-12pm
      • Tuesday and Thursday 11:15am-12:30pm
  • Ralph Banchstubbs, Library

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Contact Us

  • Email
  • Call: (513) 745-3688
  • Location1001 Francis Xavier Way
  • Hours:
    9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Fax: (513) 745-3055