The Student Veterans Organization was founded in 2009 by a small group of veterans at Northeastern. The group met monthly and discussed ways to better the lives of veterans at the University. It tackled issues like post 9/11 GI Bill payments, The Yellow Ribbon Program, and health benefits. The organization has grown to over 35 active members, a veteran’s lounge, monthly social events, and a strong relationship with the University’s administration. In the future, the SVO only has room to grow and has a number of initiatives to gain even more prominence in the Northeastern Community, State of Massachusetts, and Nationally.
In the Student Veterans Organization, veterans don’t necessarily learn anything in a standard curriculum but rather use each others experiences to learn from. Our mission is to facilitate academic and professional success for transitioning military members, and to improve the holistic quality of life for veterans through advocacy, mentorship,and camaraderie. Our group provides an outlet for veterans to come together in a familiar environment to share stories and get the most out of the Northeastern experience.