Interested in joining the SVA?  Email Gabi at  Meetings will be held on Thursdays in CUB 239 at 3:30pm

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Contact Us


Gabi Willard

Vice President
Katie Andrews

Coby Bryner

Gabi Willard

Faculty Advisor
Bill Lloyd

You can email Hunter at if you have any questions or want to join.

Veteran's Service Office
Box 19
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257 

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Student Veterans of America provided the following statistics on Veterans:

  • There are about 23.8 million living veterans. There are 37 million dependents (spouses and dependent children) of living veterans and deceased veterans. Together they represent 20% of the U.S. population
  • There is an estimated 2 million veterans who have served in Afghanistan/Iraq
  • 34% of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans were deployed multiple times
  • The percentage of Americans with college degrees increased from 4.6 percent in 1945 to 25 percent in 1970 largely due to the GI Bill
  • 54% of OIF/OEF veterans are 20-29 years old
  • Student veterans receive "only slightly" more financial aid than non-student veterans, usually with a lower amount in student loans
  • Approximately 523,000 student veterans receive education benefits with 20% being first time recipients of VA Education benefits
  • More than 100,580 OEF/OIF veterans were diagnosed with a mental health condition
  • 20% OEF/OIF veterans display signs of PTSD
  • As of September 2007, 223,564 OEF/OIF veterans have filed for disability claims with 89% receiving claim decisions and 11% awaiting claim decisions.