Veterans Center

Located in Bernardine Hall Room 100 and working with our Veterans Club, the Veterans Center creates a comfortable atmosphere in which veterans and veteran affiliates are able to bond and share experiences.  We promote members’ participation in veteran organizations and outreach programs that will enlighten fellow Alvernians about veteran culture and history and raise awareness within our community about the issues surrounding veterans and their families.  Our Veterans Advocate and our staff of Student Veterans are ready to help veterans and veteran affiliates become aware and make use of all possible Alvernia and external support resources, as well.

Important Graduation Information: Cords


All veterans who are graduating will receive a red, white, and blue cord to wear with their attire during the ceremony. Please email us at for more information regarding receiving this cord.

Education Benefits

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment is a program sponsored by the Veterans Administration to disabled veterans with a 20% rating or higher. This program is a substitute or compliment to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill in that it also allows individuals degree attainment in the pursuit of a chosen occupation. The goal of the program is to alleviate employment handicaps and allow servicemembers to be able to re-enter the workforce.


Join our Veterans Club

The Alvernia University Veterans Club is established to support veteran awareness efforts on campus. Eligibility is open to any student who wishes to support our veterans. Simply login to PAX and request to join. We conduct meetings throughout the semester. We encourage your participation.



Veterans Center Contact

Jared Koechell

Veterans Advocate

Student Life