Student Veterans of America (SVA) at the University of Houston represents the 1,000-plus student veterans, active duty military students, Reserve and National Guard students, their spouses and dependents and any University of Houston student interested in bettering the campus experience of veterans.
Membership is open to anyone who wants to make a difference and improve the conditions and quality of life for student veterans. We strive to ensure student veterans have a voice within the campus community. SVA operates out of the Veteran Services office at the University of Houston. The SVA works in conjunction with VS and supports and staffs various events throughout the year.
Members of SVA include students from every major and discipline at the University of Houston. Our mission is to provide a network for student veterans at the University of Houston to provide academic and personal support, access to benefits, and cooperation with government agencies and organizations at all levels.
SVA holds three general meetings each semester, where officers, members, and guests discuss the current and most important issues of student veterans and ways to improve their college experience. Also discussed are current organizational events and future events. Elections to fill the six officer positions are held every April.