Veterans Resources at Shippensburg University

We recognize the sacrifice and service you provided our country, and we’re honored that you’re considering Shippensburg University as an option for continuing your education. The Office of Veterans Services offers a variety of programs and assistance-based services for military members, veterans and their dependents.

We’re here to help make your transition to continuing education is smooth and as simple as possible, including help navigating your veterans benefits for education. You have access to the full range of services and aid at Shippensburg University and our office is available to assist you with those services.

The Veterans Resource Center is located in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB). It is a relaxing place to hang out, study, eat, and relax. Enjoy a comfortable study space, snacks, a microwave, television and more.

The Veterans Resource Center is located in the CUB in room 235. It is a space provided for student veterans who have decided to attend Shippensburg University. Students gather to study, relax and socialize. A lounge space, television, refrigerator, microwave and computer are available in the VRC. Student workers run the space and are available to assist student veterans.

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.

CUB 235
Hours vary and are posted on the door.

Robert Smith
Co-Director for Veterans Services
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
CUB 236
(717) 477-1164
RESmit@ship.edu

Dr. Ann Wendel
Co-Director for Veterans Services
Assistant Dean of Students
Old Main 210
(717) 477-1536
aewendle@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