The Citadel - Student Veteran Association

The Citadel - Student Veteran Association


To any veterans here, I want to thank you for your service. I appreciate your determination and courage. I didn’t realize the amount of sacrifice and strength the American Soldier exhibited while serving until I watched this interesting documentary called Above the Best. It follows an Apache Pilot named Daniel Flores during his tour through one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan back in 2006 and it’s a David Salzberg film. Much like some of his other films like Hornet’s Nest and Danger Close, he presents an authentic look into perseverance, loyalty, and bravery with the real combat footage from the ground and the sky. I gained so much respect for our troops and veterans that I felt like I had to spread the word about this film. If this sounds like something that might be of interest to anybody here, it’s available on VOD. The trailer’s also on the film’s website.
Stand up for veterans and other patients in need, this Wednesday!
for more information.
to register.
Hello Everyone, I am a student-veteran at George Mason University within the Ed Psych program and I would like to ask if anyone would be interesting in participating in my survey for my Master's Thesis Project. The survey is online and takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Only requirements are to be a currently enrolled student and a veteran/service-member. Link to the survey below. Thank you.

Need to post this in the Vet Center. ;)
This is for all those veterans that would like to try hockey out, or for those that used to play and can no longer play due to disabilities. This is a wonderful group for veterans that is run by veterans. We also have the support of the local ECHL team The Stingrays, and various NHL clubs as well. They just got a huge donation of equipment from the NY Rangers of the NHL. All equipment is provided for those that want to try it out.
Any word on the Veteran Ring?
If any of you get a chance and are interested, the Charleston Warriors Sled Hockey group is forming here. Please check out their site to see if it's something you may want to get into.
Looking for a way to make your résumé standout? Google and the SVA have teamed up to help you do just that.
Any word on possible T-Shirts??
Any news on the veteran ring?

The Citadel, Student Veterans Association (CSVA) is a student governed organization. We assist all currently enrolled veterans at The Citadel.

501 (c)(3)

We assist new and current veteran students by being points-of-contacts, mentors and moral support. We guide each student on understanding of the schools traditions, policies and procedures. Giving guided tours, and much more. Student veterans has many active participants in extra curricular sports and campus clubs. We also give back to the community by participating in volunteer work via Krause Center for Leadership & Ethics - The Citadel.

Operating as usual

Find Your Next Opportunity 06/21/2021

Find Your Next Opportunity

Find Your Next Opportunity Join us on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 for a virtual career fair with South Carolina employers who are looking to hire veterans, transitioning military personnel, and military spouses. This virtual career fair will utilize a mobile platform called Ping by Tallo, a matchmaking system for job seekers and...

Stay Engaged this Summer with Chapter Events 06/16/2021

Stay Engaged this Summer with Chapter Events

Stay Engaged this Summer with Chapter Events As the summer term begins for chapters across the country, SVA is excited to announce nationwide events your chapters can participate in to keep chapter members engaged.

A Women Veterans Day Celebration! 05/05/2021

A Women Veterans Day Celebration!

A Women Veterans Day Celebration! Come celebrate Women Veterans Day with light bites, libations and free giveaways!

Photos from The Citadel's post 02/26/2021

Photos from The Citadel's post



Looking for a job or internship? Want to learn more about available opportunities? Hoping to network with employers? Be sure to register on Handshake & look out for employer highlights on our story this week 🤝

See y’all next week!
#thecitadel #hirecitadel #virtual 11/20/2020

Veteran Student Housing Survey

If you have a minute, please take this short survey regarding local housing options for Citadel Veteran and Active Duty students! Take this survey powered by Create your own surveys for free. 11/10/2020

A veteran, student, alumnus and coordinator -- meet Jesse Brooks | The Citadel Today

Check out this interview with Jesse Brooks - Veteran, alumnus and graduate student, Veteran Services coordinator and CSVA advisor. An integral part of The Citadel is the Veteran Student Success Center, open to both day and evening veteran students. 11/10/2020

Citadel cadets unveil Witting Tree to bring awareness to veteran su***de

Chaplin Joe Molina and SVA President Ashley Towers speak about the Witting Tree to help bring awareness to veteran su***de. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or anyone at all that is thinking about su***de, please seek help from the nearest emergency room or one of these services.

American Foundation for Su***de Prevention (800) 273-8255 Text: TALK to 741741

Community Crisis Response and Intervention (SCDMH) (833) 364-2274

Assessment/Crisis Hotline Georgetown County 8:30AM to 5:00PM
(843) 546-6107 (Georgetown)
After Hours (833) 364-2274

Assessment/Crisis Hotline Horry County 8:30AM to 5:00PM
(843) 347-4888 (Conway)
(843) 492-2795 (Myrtle Beach)
After Hours (833) 364-2274

Assessment/Crisis Hotline
Charleston/Dorchester (843) 414-2350 (800) 613-8379

Crisis Intervention Hotline
Berkeley (843) 761-8282 (888) 202-1381

Crisis Text Line Text "HOME" to 741741

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss Su***de Hotline TTY: Dial 711 then (800) 273-8255

LGBT National Hotline (888) 843-4564

National Hopeline Network (800) 784-2433

National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673

National Su***de Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255

One80 Place Crisis Line
Charleston, SC (843) 737-8357

Su***de Hotline
North Charleston, SC (843) 744-4357 (800) 922-2283

Su***de Prevention Lifeline (Para Español) (888) 628-9454

TeenLine (843) 747-8336
(800) 273-8255 (statewide)

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860

Trevor Project for LGBT Youth (866) 488-7386

United Way Association of South Carolina Call, text, or chat 211 from a local number or call (803) 929-1000

Veterans Crisis Line Text: 838255
(800) 273-8255, press 1 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – With Veterans Day approaching, Citadel cadets wanted to continue a new tradition that helps bring awareness to veteran su***des. This tradition is called the Witting…


What: The Citadel would like to take a group photo of as many Veteran and Active Duty students as possible

When: Thursday, November 5th, at 3 PM

Where: Summerall Field (rain location: meet in lobby of McAlister Field House)

Why: To honor Citadel Veteran students by having a great current photo for Veterans Day and other purposes, including distribution to the local newspaper

Dress: Business casual or uniform, and wearing a face covering (will be positioned in a socially distanced manner for the photo)


Lowcountry Veterans Engagement Team


Check out this upcoming Warrior Art opportunity. Warrior Art (WA) is a non-clinical therapeutic art program that combines art instruction with Halftime for Vets life coaching principles. These veteran-led workshops are designed to instruct and explore creative tools for relaxation and expression through fun artistic projects. No previous art experience necessary.


The Citadel Career Center

👀 Interested in learning more about internships? How to obtain an internship? How many times you can intern? Have specific questions about internships? Register on Handshake for our 30 minute Virtual Internship Meet-Up on Monday, October 19 @3 PM. DM or email us with any questions. See you there!
#internship #hirecitadel #virtuallearning

[10/07/20]   Unity and Respect Event

Tonight, Wednesday 07 October, at 1900: cadets, Veterans, students, and employees are invited to participate in a cadet organized Unity and Respect event on Summerall Field.

Participants will stand in unity, by practicing social distancing and wearing either a Citadel spirit t-shirt or a white t-shirt, to be symbolically “linked”.

In light of national attention focused on inequities, the purpose of this event is to show that The Citadel is unified by the core values of honor, duty, and respect, and that every member is equally important. By empowering and supporting one another, and every member of the Citadel community, we stand together as one.

This event has no political/group/organization affiliation.


If you have ever wanted to explore art therapy, look into VetStarts and check it out.


The Citadel Career Center

Parents - tell your students (who are not on FB). Our favorite time of year! The '20 Virtual Fall Career & Internship Fair starts Sept.29th ( It's INCREDIBLY important to start now - hiring has slowed - you need a strategy - showing up is the 1st step to creating options - we are here to help! Employer spots are still available (email [email protected]). BMW USA, City of Charleston Police Department, Capgemini North America, Stryker Corporation, Davis Defense Group, Kiawah Island Golf Resort Careers and Job Opportunities, Enterprise, ScanSource, Sherwin-Williams, SRS Distribution


19th Anniversary Commemoration | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Tomorrow will mark 19 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that forever altered the lives of the innocent unjustly taken that day, of the courageous responders, of those that answered the call to duty, and of the survivors who will never forget nor allow to be forgotten the sacrifices made, on that day and since. Six moments of silence observed on September 11 each year honor the sacrifices and acts of bravery:

0846 EST - Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center

0903 EST - Hijackers deliberately crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower (2 WTC) of the World Trade Center.

0937 EST - Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.

0959 EST - The South Tower (2 WTC) collapsed.

1003 EST - Passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launch a counterattack against hijackers for control of the aircraft. In response, hijackers crashed into a field near Shanksville, PA.

1028 EST - The North Tower (1 WTC) collapsed.

May we never forget 🇺🇸 9/11 Memorial Museum to Reopen to 9/11 Families on September 11; Museum Tickets Now Available for General Public Reopening on September 12

[09/10/20]   Attention All: We have a veteran who is looking for another veteran that may have a room to rent in the local area. If you can assist, please email [email protected]. Thank you.


The Citadel Career Center

PSA: Citadel students and alumni, make sure to register for this FREE South Carolina Virtual Career Fair on August 12!

DM or email us with questions! Take control of your future today and register ASAP! 💼🎓
#hirecitadel #charleston #thecitadel 07/13/2020

Before you return: COVID-19 testing requirements and safety protocols for cadets and students | The Citadel Today The Citadel administration has laid out the COVID-19 testing requirements and return protocols, ahead of in-person instruction resuming on August 19. 07/09/2020

Meet Ashley Towers, incoming president of the Student Veteran Association | The Citadel Today The Citadel Student Veterans Association is a student-governed organization that assists veteran students enrolled at the Military College of South Carolina


The Citadel

Thomas Taylor planned to spend his career in the Army, but when his back was injured after a building in Afghanistan collapsed on him, he was forced to change his plans. And that’s when he started exploring the idea of pursuing a college education. #OurMightyCitadel

Learn more about Thomas' story: 05/26/2020

Meal Train for The Skibicki Family

Citadel SVA Family,

Sgt. Ryan Skibicki, a current MECEP at The Citadel, and his family have been temporarily displaced due to a house fire. There were no injuries, but being displaced during the COVID-19 Pandemic, will make things tougher.

To any of us who know Ryan personally, we know that he would not ask any of us to go out of our way to help. We are a band of brothers and sisters though, and we help our family.

Lyndsay Pires, a fellow MECEP at The Citadel, started a Meal Train account to help The Skibicki Family during this trying time. If you can help, we ask that you please do.

Through Meal Train, there are a few ways to help:

1. Schedule a day to bring the Skibicki family a meal to the hotel they are staying at.

2. Purchase a Grubhub, DoorDash, or Restaurant/Grocery Gift Card for them.

3. Make a general donation to The Skibicki Family. One of our MECEP families has suffered a house fire and is being put into a hotel by insurance with his wife and three young children. Everyone is SAFE! However, with the circumstances of COVID-19, the summer school semester, and now having to deal with the potential loss of his home and insurance p...

05/25/2020 05/21/2020

From service to The Citadel, these veteran graduates are good to go | The Citadel Today As The Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel is an obvious choice for those who have already served in the military. 05/13/2020

Virtual Info Sessions - The Citadel - Charleston, SC Want to learn more about a graduate program at The Citadel? Join us for an informal virtual information session. We look forward to getting to know you and answering all of your questions! 05/12/2020

May 12 COVID Update | The Citadel Today It is our aim to begin 2020 Fall Semester on time in August, and in-person, with the the health and safety of everyone remaining a first priority. 05/09/2020

How to participate in The Citadel's virtual commencement experience | The Citadel Today Here's what you need to know to participate in The Citadel's virtual commencement experience

[05/08/20]   Tomorrow is graduation for the Class of 2020 (1PM for Day Students/ 3 PM for Evening Undergrad and CGC). I would like to add a personal message to those graduating. I am proud of all of us for finding a way to better ourselves after our service. Education is key in today's world to further ourselves in our personal and professional lives. We have made connections here that will follow us for the rest of our lives. We helped each other study, gone out with one another to build friendships, and even pick some up when they were down. I am thankful for those of you that I have interacted with, and those who I haven't, I'm sure the outcome would still be the same. For the following graduating classes, keep getting to know your peers and it will lead to a successful academic career here at The Citadel.

- Jesse Brooks (Veteran Services Coordinator) 05/03/2020

Celebrating The Citadel Class of 2020: Virtual Commencement Plus | The Citadel Today On May 9, The Citadel Class of 2020 -- more than 1,000 graduates total -- will be celebrated during two virtual commencement ceremonies.


The Citadel Veteran Student Success Center


The Citadel Veteran Student Success Center


The Citadel

The Citadel will conduct virtual commencement exercises for cadets and students on May 9, 2020. We are committed to providing an opportunity for every cadet and student to return to campus, be honored at a special parade, and cross the stage to shake Gen. Walters' and/or the hand of a legacy presenter and are tentatively planning to conduct these events September 18 and 19, 2020. For more information about Virtual Commencement Plus, read Gen. Walters' full message here:


What a great first meeting of this semester! Thanks to all those who came out. Be on the lookout for today's "minutes" if you couldn't make it.


Citadel Veteran students recently took a trip out to Los Angeles for the Annual National Convention to learn about the state of the Student Veteran nation and how to better their chapters on campus.
#NatCon2020 #svaleads #csva

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171 Moultrie St
Charleston, SC

General information

Members of The Citadel, Student Veterans Association (CSVA) include veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Services.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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