Veterans Resources at Shippensburg University

We recognize the sacrifice and service you provided our country, and at Shippensburg we're honored that you're considering Shippensburg as an option for continuing your education. We offer a variety of programs and assistance based services. The center is part of the university’s continuing efforts to support student veterans and centralizes various support services. We can help with more than just processing your GI Bill.

We're here to help your transition to continuing education is smooth and as simple as possible. Whether you need help navigating the GI Bill or other veteran specific aid the Veterans Resource Center on campus is here for you. Our team specializes in Veteran's transitioning to continuing education.

Stop by the brand new Veterans Resource Center today, a relaxing place to hang out, study, eat, and relax. Enjoy lounge furniture, snacks, a microwave, and more. We'll help you start or continue your education with Shippensburg. We're here to ensure that you have access to the full range of services and aid available to you at Shippensburg.

Our Veterans Resource Center is here to help you transition from active or reserve duty military service to continuing education. If you're looking for assistance with funding and scholarships or you're looking for military and veteran specific campus groups we can get you the help you need!

Ensuring the Heroes of Yesterday are the Future Leaders of Tomorrow

Student Veterans of America hopes your time and experience spent at Shippensburg University is worthwhile and look forward to working with each and every Student Veteran in the future. SVA is a coalition of student veteran groups from college campuses across the U.S. The Shippensburg University Chapter was founded in January 2010 by fellow student veteran Joshua D. Lang. SVA is a tax exempt organization that works with student veterans in order to create a successful transition from military service to an educational atmosphere. This is done by coordinating between existing student groups and advocating on behalf of student veterans at the local and state level.

Purpose

The purpose of Student Veterans of America (SVA) is first and foremost, to ensure that veterans and non-veteran students that are currently, active duty personnel, reservists, as well as ROTC undergraduate students attending Shippensburg University receive all benefits entitled to them. Secondly, our purpose is to provide a fellowship of like-minded individuals in order to create a network of students and successful alumni in order to provide professional and leadership development.

Goal

Our main goal is to generally promote communication and interaction among veterans in order to promote a healthy environment for veterans while attending Shippensburg University.

Mission

To enhance the educational experience of veterans in higher education by empowering and supporting student veteran groups at Shippensburg University.

We understand that after serving your country it can be hard to readjust to civilian life and we're here to help. We offer numerous Mental Health Services on campus as well as the resources you need to get the help you deserve. Whether from the VA or private healthcare we have a large network of resources for you to utilize.

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Hours vary and are posted on the door.

Robert Smith
Associate Dean of Students, Veterans Affairs
Old Main 210
(717) 477-1164
RESmit@ship.edu

Erin Kissinger
Certifying Official, Veterans Services
Old Main 210
(717) 477-1164
EFKiss@ship.edu

Damian Morales
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Old Main 104
(717) 477-1231
DMorales@ship.edu

Georgia Taylor
Fiscal Assistant, Student Accounts
Old Main 100
(717) 477-1211
GHTaylor@ship.edu