Military Veterans

Student Veterans, nationally, have a lower percentage of students pursuing a higher education after high school. Around four percent of veterans are undergraduates. Of this percentage, 44% are in bachelor’s degree programs and 54% are in associate degree or certificate programs. Around 90% of Student Veterans take most of their classes online instead of the traditional school setting.1 Student Veterans have a higher tendency of being in college after the age of 23.2 

UTRGV Student Veterans have multiple resources to assist them in responding to incidents of power-based violence. The Office of Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention offers FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL support services to Student Veterans. In addition, Student Veterans may access the following resources: 

  • Student Veterans of America (SVA) at UTRGV is committed to advocating for student veterans on our campuses to engender a veteran first learning environment. Our goal is to ensure that every student veteran successfully transitions into college life, remains successful all the way up to graduation, and then successfully finds employment. For more information, visit the main SVA website. 
  • Student Veterans of America provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.   
  • VHA Social Work Social work services are an integral part of your overall health care.  Social Workers are available to assist you in a variety of settings to include the primary care clinic, during hospitalization, at Emergency Department visits, in mental health and rehabilitation units, and upon enrollment in specialty medical programs to name a few.  We want to assist you, your family members, and Caregivers in resolving housing, finance, mood, relationship, and physical limitation issues in individual, group, or family treatment, whichever suits your needs. We work with both VHA and community programs, linking you to resources and services in support of your treatment goals. 
  • The Veteran Administration’s Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Assistance Program is committed to helping Veterans, their partners and also VA staff who are impacted by IPV. If you or someone you know could be experiencing and/or using IPV – help is available.
  • AmericaServes seeks to mission is to catalyze and instill a sustainable, community-based commitment to care coordination excellence for America’s military connected members and their families. We do so by providing innovative practice, actionable strategies, technology, resources, and expertise to communities, organizations, and individuals who are willing to improve upon their efforts to serve the needs of the nation’s all-volunteer armed forces, veterans, and their families.

Please view our comprehensive lists of campus resources and community resources. 


1American Council on Education Higher Ed Spotlight: Undergraduate Student Veterans

2Postsecondary National Policy Institute Veterans in Higher Education Factsheets