Our History

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) was founded in the Spring of 2016 through the dedicated work of the campus Student Veterans Association (SVA) and many faculty and staff. This initiative was implemented by the Student Veterans Association’s advisor, Steve Tupper, and its founder and president, Garrett Coffey.

The SVA was founded in 2013 to support student veterans on and off the S&T campus.  In the spring of 2015, Tupper and Coffey were awarded a $10,000 grant from the Student Veterans of America (of which their organization is a chapter) and Home Depot to build a veterans center on campus.

S&T supported the work of the SVA and the campus service members by funding the SVRC as a permanent campus office, and by providing resources and staff. A location was established near campus, ground floor of the Baptist Student Union at 610 W. 10th Street. We are now all working together to support student veteran success.

The rest is history.  Please feel welcome to stop by the SVRC anytime for a visit. 

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