Student Veterans of America (SVA)


The purpose of Student Veterans of America (SVA) at Defiance College is to support and guide veterans, current military members, dependents, and advocates (VMDA) throughout their academic careers. 


Membership in SVA is open to any student currently enrolled at Defiance College in good standing within their respective graduate or under-graduate program. 

Associated members who are non-DC students or do not meet the above criteria will be allowed; however, by Defiance College policy, no more than 20 percent of the membership shall be individuals who are not DC students. Associated members shall have all membership privileges except for the right to vote or hold office. 


SVA will meet the first Tuesday every month in the Veterans Resource Center*, Defiance Hall 105B.

*Note: The Veterans Resource Center is for veteran and active duty military member use only, but anyone is welcome to stop by to get involved or to reach a veteran or Jack Lawson.


Phone: 419-783-2359
Fax: 419-783-2468
Location: Serrick 112

School Certifying Official
Registrar's Office
Serrick 204
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Non-Traditional Student Liaison
Student Veterans of America Advisor

Jack Lawson
Defiance Hall 105
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Veterans Resource Lounge

Additional Veteran Resources