Student Veterans of America at GVSU

Student Veterans of America at GVSU Student Veterans of America at GVSU is a Student Organization dedicated to assisting Student Veterans and their families transitioning into civilian life.
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While the SVA GVSU chapter is dedicated to assisting Student Veterans transition into civilian life as a student, membership to the SVA GVSU chapter is not necessarily limited to Student Veterans. We welcome everyone that wishes to help, support, and advocate for Student Veterans. The GVSU SVA also contributes its time to volunteering in the local community. Meetings are held once a month and generally only last 30 - 90 minutes on average. Meeting times are published two weeks before the meeting on this page, and are usually determined at the start of each semester based around the members availability. Meeting attendance is not mandatory, however if you want something done, you must attend to advocate for it. Membership is attained by logging on to the orgsync page and joining the organization. The membership request will then be forwarded to the e-board. It is strongly advised that you contact us before submitting a membership request so we are familiar with you before having the request sent to us.

Mission: The Student Veterans Organization's purpose is to provide an environment for Veterans and family members to gain support and guidance to continue a successful academic journey and to outreach to surrounding communities and our university.

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
04/24/2020
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Our new 'Check on MIVet' program is featured in The Oakland Press by longtime veterans affairs columnist Sharon Longman.

Grand Valley State University
04/23/2020

Grand Valley State University

Tune in here or our YouTube channel tomorrow at 7 p.m. for a graduate celebration to honor the Class of 2020. 🎓

More info ➡️ gvsu.edu/s/1lq #GVgrad

Student Veterans of America
04/23/2020
Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW's "Sports Clips Help a Hero Scholarship" provides student veterans and service members with up to $5,000 towards their scholastic goals. If you think you may be eligible, don’t miss your chance to apply before April 30:

04/23/2020
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

The Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program (MINGSTAP) has increased the amount it will provide for education credits toward associate’s and bachelor’s degree work, to $14,400 per academic year, starting in the 2020-21 academic year, Matt Shumaker with MINGSTAP announced during our Virtual Coffee Hour Thursday. Listen to this recording of the Virtual Coffee Hour, which also includes Stephanie Price with the VA’s Education Service discussing the newly passed Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 and other important student veteran issues, as well as MVAA Director Zaneta Adams.
Michigan National Guard U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

WINC: For All Women Veterans
04/22/2020

WINC: For All Women Veterans

Please plan to join the Women of WINC every Wednesday from 12 noon-1:00 pm EST. via tele conference for Women Veteran Peer Support Group. Call 1-470-241-5379 & Pin: 884916189#

Student Veterans of America
04/21/2020

Student Veterans of America

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SVA and its partners are announcing the launch of an economic opportunity web page with employment opportunities, and professional development and networking resources: https://resources.studentveterans.org/

GVSU Student Life
04/21/2020

GVSU Student Life

GVSU grads: tune in this Friday at 7 p.m. for a Graduate Celebration on GVSU's page! President Mantella, faculty, and administrators will share a congratulatory message, and all April 2020 graduates will be recognized in the video. Congrats grads—you did it! More info: https://www.gvsu.edu/commencement/

Office of Multicultural Affairs at GVSU
04/20/2020
Office of Multicultural Affairs at GVSU

Office of Multicultural Affairs at GVSU

Good luck on final exams! If you have textbooks to sell, check out the link below from the GVSU Laker Store.

Check on MIVet: New initiative launched designed to get veterans connected to benefits
04/19/2020
Check on MIVet: New initiative launched designed to get veterans connected to benefits

Check on MIVet: New initiative launched designed to get veterans connected to benefits

LANSING, MICH. - The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) is launching a new initiative called “Check on MIVet” designed to get veterans, Michigan National Guard and Reserve members connected to the benefits and services they earned for their service. “The Michigan Veterans Affa...

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
04/18/2020

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

MVAA has launched 'Check on MIVet' to better connect Michigan veterans, Guard and Reserve members to the benefits and services they earned for their service. https://bit.ly/2wJxuNs

Kent County Veterans Services
04/17/2020

Kent County Veterans Services

As the commerce of our nation grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), many are finding themselves suddenly unemployed and unable to provide for themselves and their families.
Veterans with disabilities are disproportionately more vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. For our nation’s 4.7 million disabled veterans, the coronavirus creates a set of unique challenges—not only do service-connected illnesses place these individuals in higher-risk categories, but many now also face a dire financial situation due to lost income.
There are thousands of disabled veterans in need, and DAV is here to help.
In response to this unprecedented event, we are establishing a COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide help to service-connected disabled veterans who have lost employment.
https://www.dav.org/covidrelief/

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program
04/16/2020
Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill un...

Student Veterans of America
04/15/2020
Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

Have questions related to your GI Bill benefits and being a student veteran during COVID-19? SVA National President and CEO Jared Lyon will be signing on to RallyPoint on April 16 to provide some clarity:

We encourage you to take the UMICH and MSPAN’s “Homefront Strong” Survey!This program is free and participants can earn ...
04/10/2020

We encourage you to take the UMICH and MSPAN’s “Homefront Strong” Survey!

This program is free and participants can earn up to $140 for completing 4 program evaluations.

Even if you are home and practicing social distancing, you can enroll in HomeFront Strong now and choose between either the online program or a future 8-week in-person group.

The online program offers flexible at-home participation.

The in-person groups will start as soon as possible.

Even if you are home and practicing social distancing, you can enroll in HomeFront Strong now and choose between either the online program or a future 8-week in-person group.

The online program offers flexible at-home participation.

The in-person groups will start as soon as possible.

This program is free and participants can earn up to $140 for completing 4 program evaluations.

Expert offers tips to college students looking for jobs
04/02/2020
Expert offers tips to college students looking for jobs

Expert offers tips to college students looking for jobs

Homepage Showcase Actions Facebook Tweet Email Expert offers tips to college students looking for jobs Posted: 7:25 AM, Apr 02, 2020 Updated: 2020-04-02 07:26:23-04 By: FOX 17 News GRAND RAPIDS —Megan Riksen, Assistant Director of Career Centers at GVSU, offers tips for college students or recent ...

West Michigan Veterans Coalition
04/01/2020

West Michigan Veterans Coalition

GVSU Recreation & Wellness
03/24/2020
GVSU Recreation & Wellness

GVSU Recreation & Wellness

Hey, Lakers! We know that you’re strong, and we know that you can be LakerStrong: Anywhere. That's why we've created this series of virtual workouts... just for YOU! Learn more at gvsu.edu/rec/lakerstrong 💪💙 #GVLakerStrong #FitnessFriday #GVFitness

VA Medical Center uses tele-town hall to aid veterans during COVID-19 outbreak
03/24/2020
VA Medical Center uses tele-town hall to aid veterans during COVID-19 outbreak

VA Medical Center uses tele-town hall to aid veterans during COVID-19 outbreak

With an eye toward improving communication, while helping veterans keep a healthy distance, The Battle Creek VA Medical Center hosted its first tele-town hall Monday; more than 6,500 people participated. "The main goal is to improve information in the community and decrease anxiety because the more....

03/24/2020
PAVE - Peer Advisors for Veteran Education

PAVE - Peer Advisors for Veteran Education

SVA Needs Your Opinion on COVID-19

SVA has launched a survey to collect data on the behavioral, academic, economic, and healthcare impacts COVID-19 is having on student veterans and the larger veteran community. Respond today to help SVA push for swift action and mitigate the impact. Your responses will directly inform SVA’s ability to provide insights to lawmakers and the public about this crisis.

Contribute to their data today: https://bit.ly/SVA_COVID

Kent County Veterans Services
03/24/2020

Kent County Veterans Services

Here is a list of resources for veterans that we use in our office.

The Rapid
03/23/2020

The Rapid

UPDATED: 3/23/20 at 2:30 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, The Rapid will implement a reduced service schedule effective seven days a week. This schedule will remain in place until further notice.

The reduced service schedule was created with the goal of continuing to provide critical transit access to medical destinations including local hospitals, pharmacy and grocery service, and employment centers for individuals that are still reporting to their place of work.

Service will run seven days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The following routes will be running on 60-minute (hourly) service. Only the routes listed here will be in operation:

▪️Route 1 (Division)
▪️Route 2 (Kalamazoo)
▪️Route 4 (Eastern)
▪️Route 6 (Eastown/Woodland)
▪️Route 7 (West Leonard)
▪️Route 8 (Grandville/Rivertown Crossing)
▪️Route 9 (Alpine)
▪️Route 10 (Clyde Park)
▪️Route 11 (Plainfield)
▪️Route 13 (Michigan Fuller - North)
▪️Route 15 (East Leonard)
▪️Route 16 (Wyoming Metro Health Village)
▪️Route 28 (28th Street)

▪️Silver Line will operate on 30-minute service seven days per week.
▪️Route 50 (GVSU Campus Connector) will operate on 50-minute service seven days per week
▪️Route 85 (GVSU Campus Circulator) will operate on 25-minute service seven days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
▪️DASH West will run on 15-minute service from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays only (Monday - Friday)
▪️DASH North will run on 20-minute service from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays only (Monday - Friday)

For more updates, visit ridetherapid.org/coronavirus.

Wyoming VA Health Center
03/22/2020

Wyoming VA Health Center

On Monday, March 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., we are hosting an informational Tele-Town Hall on Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be directly calling Veterans who have an upcoming appointment, but all Veterans are invited to participate by calling (855)274-1447 at the time of the call

Fellow Veterans,Requesting widest dissemination, PLEASE SHARE!Please take a moment to read the SVA-GVSU Presidential Add...
03/22/2020

Fellow Veterans,

Requesting widest dissemination, PLEASE SHARE!

Please take a moment to read the SVA-GVSU Presidential Address attached, detailing updates on the 2020 Veteran Grad Gala as well as VERY IMPORTANT resources for how to obtain assistance if you are experiencing financial hardship due to the Coronavirus.

Another important announcement, with graduation around the corner. We will be holding elections at the beginning of April so that new Officers can be announced before the end of the semester. An email will be sent out to members in the coming days with additional information on this.

Stay safe and healthy!

Wyoming VA Health Center
03/20/2020

Wyoming VA Health Center

The Battle Creek VA Community Based Outpatient Centers will be shifting operations to preserve resources and personal protective equipment. We will no longer be seeing patients in person for appointments as of Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. This includes our Lansing, Benton Harbor, and Muskegon Community Based Outpatient Clinics. We are still providing virtual or phone care by calling your Primary Care Team or (888) 214-1247. Patients can be seen at in person at the Battle Creek VAMC, Ann Arbor VAMC, Wyoming CBOC, or the St. Joseph Health Care Center (Mishawaka,IN). Veterans can also use Urgent Care in the Community through the MISSION Act (www.missionact.va.gov). Please call ahead if you have flu like symptoms for further instructions before going to a site of care.

Student Veterans of America
03/20/2020
Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

Applications for the Gilman McCain Scholarship are still open! If you are the child dependent of an active duty service member, find out how you can receive $5k towards a study abroad or internship abroad program.

Student Veterans of America
03/17/2020
Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

SVA has confirmed that the Senate passed a legislative fix for the GI Bill #Covid_19 issue this evening. The bill would allow students to continue receiving full benefits as universities move classes online. We encourage the House of Representatives to follow suit and pass legislation as quickly as possible. #SVALeads

Student Veterans of America
03/17/2020
Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

SVA has confirmed that the Senate passed a legislative fix for the GI Bill #Covid_19 issue this evening. The bill would allow students to continue receiving full benefits as universities move classes online. We encourage the House of Representatives to follow suit and pass legislation as quickly as possible. #SVALeads

Governor Gretchen Whitmer
03/15/2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

‪Michiganders, if you have questions about COVID-19, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8AM - 5PM daily.‬

FYI!
03/13/2020

FYI!

Student Veterans of America
03/13/2020
Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

Today, SVA sent a letter including 54 signatures from VSOs, schools, and associations urging Congress to pass legislation to ensure students receive proper benefits if their schools make emergency course changes due to #Covid_19.

SVA Members and Supporters,CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:  GVSU classes have been canceled from March 12th - 15th.  With remote tea...
03/12/2020
Coronavirus Information - Grand Valley State University

SVA Members and Supporters,

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: GVSU classes have been canceled from March 12th - 15th. With remote teaching beginning March 16th and running through at least March 29th. Please check your student email for a message from President Mantella on the Coronavirus OR you can also keep updated on current University developments at: https://www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus/.

Student Veterans of America - GVSU Chapter WILL follow GVSU directives and initiatives in an effort to protect the health and well-being of our members and supporters.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected].

Very Respectfully,

Cameron Zbikowski
President, Student Veterans of America - GVSU

This page contains resources and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) at Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University
03/03/2020

Grand Valley State University

Now available to view: The 2020-21 fall and winter semester class schedule ➡️ gvsu.edu/schedule

Start planning in myPath and get ready for registration, which begins March 16. ✅

Ticket sales have officially gone live for the 2020 Veteran Grad Gala on April 18th! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-v...
03/01/2020
2020 Veteran Graduation Gala

Ticket sales have officially gone live for the 2020 Veteran Grad Gala on April 18th!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-veteran-graduation-gala-tickets-97541058933?ref=eios

If you are a graduating Veteran please ensure your address is updated in Banner and be on the lookout for your official invite in the mail!

Graduates 🎓 will not need to purchase their tickets via event-brite.

GVSU Non-Graduating Veterans please register with SVA-GVSU via Laker Link and purchase the $20 price point.

Ticket price for all others is $40.

We're throwing the biggest celebration yet for our graduating Veterans! Join in the festivities with the GVSU Veteran class of 2020!

GVSU is looking for an Adjunct Military and Veteran Resource Manager. This is a great opportunity to serve as the point ...
02/28/2020
Open Positions - GVSU Jobs - Grand Valley State University

GVSU is looking for an Adjunct Military and Veteran Resource Manager. This is a great opportunity to serve as the point of contact for military-connected students and University stakeholders.

If you or someone you know is interested, please see the link below.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to access our career website as a result of a physical or mental impairment, please contact Human Resources at (616) 331-2215 or [email protected] to request a reasonable accommodation. You may also access this resource to request accommodations prior to or du...

Grand Valley State University
02/27/2020

Grand Valley State University

Friendly reminder: March 1 (this Sunday) is the deadline to submit your FAFSA for the 2020-21 school year. More info ➡️ gvsu.edu/s/0T9

Amvets POST 126 Grand Rapids MI
02/26/2020

Amvets POST 126 Grand Rapids MI

Please make a point to come to 126 Wednesday Feb 26th at 6:00pm. We will be dedicating this painting that was donated to our post by the artist. The painting represents awareness of PTSD.
We will be hosting troop 126 from 44th st Armory as they prepare for their tour of duty. ❤️🤍💙

Volunteers needed to help with setup and breakdown.  Please comment if able to assist!Thank you!
02/25/2020

Volunteers needed to help with setup and breakdown. Please comment if able to assist!

Thank you!

PAVE - Peer Advisors for Veteran Education
02/21/2020

PAVE - Peer Advisors for Veteran Education

The PAVE National team is hiring for a Program Coordinator! Learn more: bit.ly/PAVEProgramCoordinator

Share with anyone you know who may be interested!

Institute for Veterans and Military Families - IVMF
02/20/2020

Institute for Veterans and Military Families - IVMF

❗ JUST OVER ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! ❗

Don't miss out on being a 2020 Tillman Scholar! Apply by Feb. 29th at pattillmanfoundation.org.

#TillmanScholars #BestPlaceForVeterans
Syracuse University Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

Grand Valley State University
02/20/2020
Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley has been named a Military Friendly School! The ranking recognizes institutions that provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.

Hello West Michigan
02/19/2020

Hello West Michigan

Internships, Co-ops, full-time jobs, and more! Meet with employers and explore available job opportunities at the Grand Valley State University Career Fair on February 26.
More info: http://ow.ly/3Ycb50yqyk8

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Don't Cook... come grab some food and support our Vets on 3/14!! Remember to show this post when you go so we get credit!!
Are children/teens welcome at the Gala? 💃
Our fearless GV SVA President knocking it out of the park to start the GVSU D2 Hockey game honoring Veterans!! Way to go Cameron Zbikowski!!!
SVA @ GVSU is now on LinkedIn! follow the link below to connect with veterans.
https://facebook.com/events/739218183230838/?ti=icl Come on out and do some holiday shopping!
Veterans Appreciation game!
Remember Adam today.
For those that may already not be aware; if you have an interest in cybersecurity (professionally or personally) as Veterans you can access free on-demand courses via FedVTE ( https://fedvte.usalearning.gov ). The courses also prepare for certification testing if desired.
An app to help you find scholarships called Scholly.
Hey guys! The veterans history project event last semester went so well, that they reached out to us to ask if we wanted to do it again this semester! If I can get 5 or 6 people willing to do 45 minute to an hour long interviews about their life before, during, and after the military on camera, I can start trying to coordinate it. If you guys are interested where the Videos go, WKTV voices has uploaded all the former interviews on their YouTube channel. If anyone wants to volunteer or has question, message me!