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."


Student Employment Team (Peer Mentoring and Student Veteran Liaisons)

The Student employment team is a group of Veteran and Military connected students who have a desire to support their fellow peers through two primary functions: peer outreach and collaboration with other offices/resources on campus and in the community. 

  • Peer Mentoring
    • The peer mentoring component is 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 Liaison
    • In addition to the peer mentoring, these student employees also collaborate with other campus offices, 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 Liaisons work with both the leadership in the Student Veterans Center and the various campus offices that they are assigned to. The Liaisons 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

Contact Us

  • Call: (513) 745-3688
  • Location: 1001 Francis Xavier Way
  • Hours:
    9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Fax: (513) 745-3055