Apply to become a PAVE Partner Campus

Group photo of the Grand Valley State University PAVE Team in 2018
Grand Valley State University
Group photo of the University of Nevada Las Vegas PAVE Team in 2017
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Group photo of the University of Michigan PAVE Team in 2018
University of Michigan
Group photo of the University of Washington Tacoma PAVE Team in 2017
University of Washington - Tacoma
Group photo of the Bowling Green State University PAVE Team in 2017
Bowling Green State University

Attention: The application deadline for this cohort has been extended to Tuesday, July 7, 2020, due to COVID-19.

Thanks to grants from the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, we will be able to expand the program to approximately 18 universities and colleges in the Western U.S. and 3 in Illinois in 2020 at no cost to the schools selected. If you are involved in student veteran affairs at a college or university in one of the states listed in the blue drop down list below, we encourage you to apply soon.

See map and list of eligible states

U.S. map showing states PAVE is recruiting new partner campuses in 2020 for an expansion at no cost to the selected schools

May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant Expansion Eligible States:

New Mexico

Robert R. McCormick Foundation Grant Expansion Eligible States:

Selection Criteria

In order to ensure that the schools selected are the right fit for the program, we have established the following criteria:

  1. Student veteran leadership buy-in to implement peer support on their campus
  2. Campus administration support for the PAVE program
  3. Staff and student capacity to implement PAVE
  4. Ability to identify and connect with incoming student veterans

Additionally, we evaluate factors such as existing student veteran services and programming on campus, how active the SVA chapter or student veteran group is, and potential strengths and barriers to implementation.

Terms of Partnership

Schools selected to become PAVE Partner Campuses must agree to the following:

  • Attend 2-day virtual training in early August 2020. Participants would include:
    • Student Veteran selected as the PAVE Team Leader
    • Veteran Services Coordinator who will implement and sustain the PAVE program on your campus
    • (optional) University Champion (Assistant Dean, or comparable administrator from the Office of Student Affairs, Faculty Mentor, or Counselor from University Counseling Services)
  • Sign a brief contract with the University of Michigan that outlines the scope of the program terms of use
  • Agree to keep track of the number of student veterans who get services through the program, the concerns they identify, and the school resources used
  • Be willing to secure arrangements with on and off campus resources for student veterans

Application & Selection Process

The first step in the process is to apply at the link below. The application deadline for this cohort has been extended to Tuesday, July 7, 2020 due to COVID-19. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early! If you would like to learn more about the program and the implementation process prior to filling out the application, please contact the PAVE National Team at

We anticipate follow-up phone conferences will be scheduled in July with applicants who meet the initial screening criteria so we can further discuss the program and answer any questions. We will notify applicants of our decision as soon as possible after the call. Then we will begin working with new partner campus teams to prepare for launching the program in Fall 2020.

If you are interested in bringing PAVE to your school but are not located in the Western U.S. or Illinois, please contact us and we can discuss other possible ways to bring the program to your campus via a licensing fee.