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!
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 of the Month
The Student Veterans Center has launched a monthly initiative to select a Student Veteran of the Month. Staff, faculty, and fellow students are eligible nominate a Student Veteran. Any Student Veteran is eligible for nomination. At the end of each month, the Student Veterans Center staff will review nominations and announce the winner, with a photograph and biography of the individual on the Student Veterans Center website. We know that each of our Veterans has a unique story and are a valuable asset to Xavier University. We look forward to honoring and celebrating them throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
September 2017- Mario León
October 2017- Mason Rick
November 2017- Michael Mather
January 2018 - Mark Monson
February 2018 - Alfredo Mercedes
March 2018 - Christian Dean