Each March, SVA’s policy and advocacy priorities are formally published through a series of events around Capitol Hill, the White House, and executive branch departments and agencies.
Washington Week 2023
Washington Week 2023 will take place in person during the week of February 27th from March 1st-2nd. The event allows Student Veterans of America® (SVA) chapter members to make their voices heard in the heart of our Nation’s capital. Chapter members will have the chance to share their experience as student veterans with their elected officials, attend a joint hearing of Congress to watch SVA present its policy priorities, network, and experience the rich history of Washington, DC.
Inform the Hill – March 1-2, 2023
Elected officials need to hear about the student veteran experience, and Inform the Hill provides chapter members with that opportunity. SVA encourages chapter members to meet with their Members of Congress while in Washington, DC, and we will provide guidance to help you schedule meetings.
Joint Hearing and SVA Testimony - March 1, 2023
Chapter members are invited to attend SVA’s testimony on Capitol Hill, where National President and CEO, Jared Lyon, will present SVA’s policy priorities to a joint session of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs. SVA is invited annually to deliver testimony at this joint hearing, and it is our primary opportunity to highlight key issues that student veterans and military-affiliated students bring to our attention throughout the year.
Policy Happy Hour – March 1, 2023
SVA will host a happy hour on Capitol Hill where chapter members can discuss policy issues and network with their peers. The happy hour will include an opportunity for chapter members to interact directly with SVA’s Government Affairs team members and other SVA Headquarters staff.
SVA Headquarters Open House – March 2 , 2023
SVA will host an open house at your SVA Headquarters building in downtown Washington, DC, providing chapter members the opportunity to tour the office and meet SVA staff.
Reception – March 2, 2023
SVA will host a reception offering attendees the unique opportunity to engage with major players in student veteran advocacy. We will also honor some of the year’s most prominent champions in the space.
SVA's Government Affairs Team
The mission of SVA’s Government Affairs Department is to shape policy proposals and regulations on behalf of veterans in pursuit of career advancement through higher education.