Support Organizations & Resources

This page provides information about outside contacts that may be helpful for military-related students and their families.

SRU Resources

Office of Disability Services

For information on how to receive accomodations for your disability, visit the Office of Disability services page here.

SRU Counseling Center

For information on counseling services available to you through SRU follow this link:
Student Counseling Center | Slippery Rock University (

Veterans Crisis Line

24/7 confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones.

  • Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
  • Text 838255
  • Chat online

Make the Connection

VA Assistance: Online resources that spread positive stories about Veteran mental health

Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January of 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.

SVA has two major components: the executive staff and student veterans groups. Student veterans groups are student groups that have formed on college and university campuses to provide peer-to-peer networks for veterans who are attending those schools. These groups coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education. These local groups are an important part of ensuring that every veteran is successful after their service.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans

Non-Commissioned Officers Association

Non-Commissioned Officers Association was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves. 

The NCOA offers its members a wide range of benefits and services designed especially for enlisted service members and their families.

Military Officer Association of America

Military Officer Association of America is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. We are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.

American Legion

American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans of Foreign Wars ensures that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

Vietnam Veterans of America

Vietnam Veterans of America promotes and supports the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.