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The Student Veterans of America (SVA), GVSU Chapter is dedicated to providing an open and welcoming environment for student veterans to connect with veterans on campus, and the larger community around them. The organization strives to connect student veterans and their families to the resources and support that will help them succeed in academia and beyond. The SVA also wants to provide a voice for student veterans and works to advocate  for veterans issues in the campus community and the larger community around them. We welcome anybody who supports our mission to join us in working to improve the campus environment for student veterans.

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Service & Advocacy


Groups should not choose Campus Programming (Spotlight Productions) or Student Senate as their category.

Service & Advocacy

Membership Count

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Organization Email Address

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Matthew Oudbier

President's Email Address

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Financial Officer

Ben Young

Risk Management Officer

Bryan Wood

General Officer

Jessica Oudbier


Steven Lipnicki

Advisor's Email Address

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We, the Student Veterans of America, Grand Valley State University Chapter shall exist to address the needs and concerns of veterans in higher education in order to help veterans succeed during the transition from service, through academia, and into their chosen professional careers.

Constitution Upload

Please upload your organization constitution here. Constitution must have a non-discrimination clause and a dissolution clause. If your organization exercises selective membership, be sure to include the corresponding sections from the template.
(Here is a constitution template for you to utilize: https://orgsync.c...)

Is your organization selective in membership? (i.e. Do you have GPA, enrollment status, etc. or other requirements to be a member?)

If you have selective membership requirements, those should be spelled out clearly in your organizational constitution that was/is uploaded.


Meeting Day
  • Friday

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5:00 PM



Meeting Room

Student Veterans' Lounge