Veterans Center

Located in Bernardine Hall room 100 and partnered with our Veterans Club, the Veterans Center creates a comfortable atmosphere for veterans and affiliates to bond and share experiences. We promote members’ participation in veteran organizations and outreach programs designed to enlighten fellow students and staff about veteran culture and history, and raise awareness within our community about the issues surrounding vets and their families. Our Veterans Advocate and staff of Student Veterans are ready to help those who have served (and those close to them) learn about and best use all Alvernia's on-campus support resources as well as those in the community at large.

Join our Veterans Club

We invite you tp join the Alvernia University Veterans Club, which strives to support veteran awareness efforts on campus. Eligibility is open to any student who wishes to support our veterans - and especially veterans themselves. Simply login to PAX and request to join. We typically have meetings throughout the semester and hope you will participate. We look forward to meeting you!

Education Benefits

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

There are other financial aid programs and options open to veterans and their families. Alvernia's Financial Aid TV (FATV) can be helpful in learning all the opportunities for tuition assistance offered to those who have served.


Veteran Graduation Information: Cords

Just prior to a graduation ceremony, all graduating veterans receive a red, white & blue cord to wear with their attire during the ceremony. Please email us at for more information and to make arrangements to receive your cord.

Veteran Center Contact Information

Please feel free to get in touch with Alvernia's Veteran Advocate Jared Koechell by calling 610-685-3424 or email


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