About Us

Eastern Michigan University Student Veterans of America (SVA)

EMU Student Veterans of America A 501(c)(3) coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe. These member chapters are the "boots on the ground" that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically.  EMU has a small but active group and is seeking more student veterans interested in growing this local chapter of a national organization of student veterans.  Please join us on Facebook for events and on-campus updates for EMU military and veteran students https://www.facebook.com/EmuVets .  

For more information about the EMU Chapter of SVA contact the Military and Veteran Resource Center at 734.487.3119 or veteran.services@emich.edu

V.I.T.A.L. The Ann Arbor HealthcareSystem - Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (V.I.T.A.L.) - The EMU MVRCs partnership with the Ann Arbor Healthcare System provides information to the Veteran, family members, friends, faculty, and any other staff requiring information about what the VHA has to offer, eligibility & enrollment, information on health care benefits, assistance with navigating VA healthcare, mental health care options, assistance with
My HealtheVet Gateway and ebenefits registration. 
Point of Contact: Ms. Brittany Powers, LMSW, College and University Outreach Programbrittany.powers@va.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services Program assists disabled and non-disabled veterans and their dependents/spouses in achieving successful readjustment into their lives while pursuing their educational goals which enables their successful transition into civilian workforce by addressing issues that may prevent / hinder them from achieving otherwise.

EMU's On-Campus VR&E counselor serves the needs of our Veteran students and their families. Students can obtain information on educational and other available VA benefits. EMU's VR&E Counselor is available Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:00am – 4:00pm.  A Comprehensive Evaluation can be completed on campus at the Military and Veteran Resource Center in 202 Pierce Hall.
Point of Contact: Rasheen Clark, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, rasheen.clark@va.gov

Peer Advisors for Veterans Education

PAVE – Peer Advisors for Veteran Education. PAVE connects new student veterans with trained Peer Advisors – volunteer vets who have already made a successful transition to college. If you are new to EMU, we hope you will connect with PAVE for assistance and support. Peer Advisors are ready to help you find answers to questions encountered by most students veterans transitioning to a college campus.  It's also a great way to get connected to the veteran community on campus.

If you are already established at EMU, we hope you will consider becoming a Peer Advisor. The time commitment is manageable– just one to two hours per week plus a one-day on-campus training session. In return, you'll gain valuable interpersonal and problem-solving skills, expand your campus network, and earn a letter of recommendation worth highlighting on your résumé.  Best of all, you'll make a difference in the life of a fellow student veteran.
To learn more about participating in PAVE:
Check out the PAVE website: http://paveoncampus.org/

Contact the PAVE Program Coordinator:

Brittany Risk
(734) 998-5823 office