Westfield State Veterans Alliance

The Westfield State Veterans Alliance, open to all WSU students, is an all-inclusive, non-partisan student group for student Veterans, Military (active, Veteran, Guard, and Reserve), and their families.

The Alliance is dedicated to establishing and maintaining fellowship between veterans/military and students on campus, providing advocacy, peer-based support, and networking opportunities for students and their families.

The current Veteran’s Alliance Positions are: 
  • President - Peter Mantel, US Navy Veteran
  • Vice President - Open
  • Treasurer - Open
  • Secretary - Open
  • Student Government Association (SGA) Representative - Open
  • WSU Advisors:
    • Dr. George Michael, Professor - Criminal Justice 
    • Rob Vigneault, US Air Force Veteran

For more information, you can join us on our Facebook page, where we are constantly updating and posting information about resources, events, job fairs, and general WSVA business.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) 

The Westfield State University Veteran’s Alliance is an official Chapter Member of the SVA, which works to provide veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation. The SVA works closely with the Department of Veterans Administration (VA) as well as the government to provide the best possible options to the country's growing veteran population as they transition from their service to the civilian world and go back to school.

The SVA also works with many businesses and the government, pushing to make hiring veterans a priority, although their primary focus is on education.