Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) is a peer support program that connects incoming veterans on college campuses with trained peer advisors who can help them transition to life as a new student.

PAVE builds on the camaraderie veterans experience in the military to create a sense of community and connectedness that contributes to academic and personal success. Successful student veterans are trained as Peer Advisors to work one-on-one with new student veterans to help address challenges they may face and refer them to appropriate resources on and off campus and provide ongoing support.

Program Goals:

  • Ease the transition from the military to academia.
  • Improve student veterans’ sense of connectedness to their school.
  • Create a safe haven and source of support Identify mental health issues and other concerns in a timely manner and connect student veterans with appropriate resources.
  • Improve student veteran academic performance Increase student veteran retention rates.

PAVE is a partnership between the Eisenberg Family Depression Center and Student Veterans of America. The program is currently in place on nearly 50 campuses nationwide