The Veterans Success Center (VSC) team provides support services for Purdue University’s veteran, military, and military dependent students. Our VSC is a dedicated campus space located in the Purdue Memorial Union (Room 284) for our students to study, take breaks, or network. It serves as the headquarters for the Purdue Student Veterans Organization and is their primary meeting space. We coordinate a student led Peer Advising for Veterans in Education (PAVE) program designed to provide a specific orientation and access to resources. PAVE’s mission is to support the campus transition for veterans and service members. We regularly partner with campus and regional providers to offer a wide variety of support services to our students such as academic, tutoring, counseling, and access to veteran benefits. The VSC also houses a recently coordinated career development program to support our student veterans as they prepare themselves for internships and the job market. Your support of the Veterans Success Center will help develop the next “greatest generation.”
Purdue’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) has roots back to the WWII student veterans organization called “DUNROAMIN”. Today, the Purdue SVO provides camaraderie, social activities, community service, participation in the Grand Prix race, leadership opportunities, and the ability to improve campus policy for their fellow military-connected students.
The 50th Vietnam Commemorative Luncheon—in the fall term of 2018 (date TBD) Purdue will host a luncheon to welcome home regional Vietnam era veterans. You have the opportunity to support this event and help provide a welcome home to those who may never have received one.