Student Veterans of America Excelsior Chapter


To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.


Since SVA’s founding in 2008, over one million veterans have returned home to pursue a postsecondary degree or certificate using VA education benefits. To meet this need, SVA’s presence at the local and national levels has grown to include over 1,300 chapter affiliates, numerous private and nonprofit partners, and most importantly, an expanding list of impactful programs and services for veterans.

The nation’s renewed focus on veteran welfare has ignited change on campuses and in congress. SVA is committed to capitalizing on this momentum to ensure today’s and tomorrow’s veterans are supported in their transition to education and employment.

Who Are Excelsior’s Student Veterans?





*higher than that of military (16.5%) but lower than women veterans nationally (27%)


Most common ages of Excelsior Student Veterans:


30-39 age group


40-49 age group

Student veterans nation-wide: 25-30 years of age.