Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE)

Students walking in Law Quad

PAVE is a peer–to-peer program that connects incoming student veterans attending college on the Post-9/11 GI Bill with successful student veteran peers on their campuses to provide support, help them navigate college life, identify any challenges they are encountering, and refer them to the appropriate resources on or off campus.

In partnership with Student Veterans of America (SVA), PAVE is currently implemented on 40 campuses nationwide. A newly launched web-based platform includes online training modules for new Peer Advisors; an app that allows Peer Advisors to track the work that is being done; and a Management Console for each PAVE partner campus that allows schools to match student veterans with Peer Advisors, monitor trends, including types of concerns identified, and identify gaps in services. The PAVE National team continues to share best practices from the field, provide support to each school, and facilitate communication among partner campuses.