The newly relocated and remodeled Veteran Lounge, located in Room 6044, comes courtesy of a nearly $9,000 grant from the VetCenter Initiative grant program, a partnership between the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and the Home Depot Foundation to renovate/build/improve a center for veteran on campus.
Kalamazoo Valley's SVA chapter competed with other SVA chapters from across the country to submit best plans for a VetCenter. The 50 best plans were selected to receive grants from Home depot to turn their plans into reality.
The lounge provides a space for student veterans to study, connect, relax, and access veteran-specific resources as a centralized location. Located near the Wellness and Fitness Center, it includes new couches, computer work stations and a multi-media center as a well as a dining area, refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot.
VA work study students staff the lounge to welcome and assist new and current veterans. All registered student veteran and service members have access to the lounge by using their Valley ID card.