Chapter Voices: Texas Woman's University
The SVA chapter at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas is another example of the selfless dedication to service that student veterans across the country exude. Brittanie Romine, the TWU Chapter Advisor, shared some current highlights from their most recent philanthropic endeavor —a fundraiser to help a student veteran displaced from their home.
“We had lighting strike an apartment complex close to campus,” Brittanie said. “It affected 45 students, 16 of whom were displaced, and one was a student veteran.”
The chapter acted quickly to assist the student veteran in need.
“Our SVA chapter had already planned an April 20 fundraiser,” Brittanie said, “but when we heard about this recent event, we decided to tailor the fundraiser to make sure the proceeds went to the displaced student veteran.”
The fundraiser, which was held at a local ice cream shop in Denton, raised $720.00 to help the student veteran. The TWU SVA chapter will continue to find ways to help other student veterans throughout the year.
“We will continue to fundraise, mentor, educate, and make an impact on our campus by helping as many student veterans as is possible,” Brittanie said.
Founded in 2009, The TWU SVA chapter is an example of the work that can be accomplished in a short amount of time when there is a collective mission. When asked why an SVA chapter is an important addition to any campus, Brittanie gave the following reasons.
“SVA chapters create a welcoming culture for student veterans on campus,” Brittanie said. “From the outreach, to the many events and volunteering opportunities, SVA chapters helps campuses make great strides in the number of student veterans that are better able to assimilate into college life.”
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