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Students Uniting for Veterans (SUV)

Then I heard the Lord asking, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" I said, "Here I am. Send me." - Isaiah 6:8

Semper Fidelis

 

SUV is compiled of students who have great support for the military and those serving in it. Many individuals in SUV have friends and loved ones who have served or are currently serving in the military.

The main focus of SUV is to play a role in the greater picture of showing support to those who have been or are currently overseas by taking part in as many fundraisers as possible for the benefit of veterans. SUV also takes the leading role in coordinating ceremonies and events on campus that are military/memorial related.

For more information please contact Lauren Keller

The club meets every other Tuesday at 12 pm in Doorley 220.

Executive Board

Why Join?

The positive environment enables people to learn more from others while fulfilling their choice to help service members. What separates us from other organizations is everyone has a story why they are here. There are currently veterans coming home so it is not as if the driving force behind our actions is far removed.

In SUV, we promote a strong sense of camaraderie. Patriotism is voluntary which gives reason to why everyone in the group works well together. Many of our members have a personal desire to do what they can to be a part of a greater cause. Every idea is taken into consideration and we are always excited to see what people can bring to the discussion.

Events

  • Veterans Day Ceremony
  • Iona College’s Care Package Drive
  • IC Dog Tag Fundraiser
  • Tunnels to Tower Run
  • Christmas Cards to the Troops
  • Guest military speakers

Future Opportunities

  • Continue with the beneficial events and fundraisers we have already secured
  • Organize a September 11, 2001 memorial ceremony
  • Bring in more former military guest speakers
  • Bring in speakers on established military support group (mainly for the knowledge of the group members)
  • Take part in more off-campus events to get the SUV name public