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Veterans Alliance of Texas State

Fellow Veterans,

As you begin, or continue, your academic journey here at Texas State, know that you have the full support of the Veterans Alliance.  We are a chartered student organization that serves as the Student Veterans of America chapter for Texas State.  Our goal is to provide academic and social support to every student veteran and do what we can to see all of you fulfill your scholastic goals.

As the president of VATS, my goal is to continue to work at the institutional level to assure continued support of veterans here at the university as well as to identify areas for improvement.  Additionally, our goal is to provide a number of opportunities to become integrated into the campus community through events such as coffee socials, monthly luncheons, Bobcat Nation nights, tailgates, and more.  We hope to see you out there!  These are fantastic opportunities to experience campus life and will aid in transition to the civilian population.  
Many of you are here because Texas State is a top military friendly school.  President Trauth  has personally affirmed commitment to this cause.  Texas State has already provided much for us, more than most schools.  To continue to push the university higher up that military friendly list, I need you present and engaged.  Don't be just a student vet, become a member of the university family, become a Bobcat.

Michael Hart
President, Veterans Alliance of Texas State

Incoming Students: VA New Student Presentation | VA Student Guide

To join the VATS mailing list and TRACS site, please sign up here.

If you would like to submit a concern about the student veteran experience at Texas State, please click here.

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President Michael Hart
Vice President Nick Sterling
Chief of Staff Sandra Brooks
Director of Marketing Allison Poteet
Officers can be emailed directly by clicking their names.  For general information, or if you're not sure who to talk to, email us at:

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Major Events and Socials

Annual VATS Golf Tournament

6th Annual Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)

Golf Tournament 

Spring 2016 - Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

At Quail Creek Golf Club 

An annual golf tournament hosted by VATS and sponsored by local businesses. Profits are shared with Central Texas Returning Heroes, a local Veteran and First-Responder relief fund.  To participate, REGISTER HERE.  If you have already registered and need to submit payment, CLICK HERE.

Monthly Pizza Luncheon

Student Veteran Monthly Lunches
Fall 2015 through Spring 2016
11:00 am to 1:00 pm - LBJSC Room 4-1.6
RSVP to Attend

Free food will be provided as part of a series of presentations about off- and on-campus resources and networking opportunities for student veterans. Generally held on the third Wednesday of every month.

Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Wednesday, September 21 Wednesday, February 8

Thursday, October 13

Thursday, March 09
Friday, November 18 Thursday, April 20
Game Day Tailgating

Game Day Tailgating 

Fall 2016 - Home Games Only

Come hang out with your local student veterans as we support the Texas State Football Team and Athletic Department.  Food and refreshments provided for active members.

To make a donation to VATS, please use the button below: