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Veterans Alliance of Texas State

Fellow Veterans,

Welcome to Texas State University.  As you begin or continue, your academic journey here at Texas State, we wanted to introduce ourselves as the leadership of Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), a chartered student organization. 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. In order to achieve this goal, VATS serves as the Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter for Texas State and works closely with Veterans Initiative, Tutor Corps, Veterans Guiding Veterans and many more University and community organizations.

Beginning summer 2017, we have a new team spearheading the VATS Executive Board. One of our goals is to grow membership to include all student veterans in order to develop our circle of friends and network.  We will continue to work at the institutional level to ensure that students veterans are supported and to improve services and resources at the University. With that stated, we need your active participation to allow us to become a successful chapter of the University.  Additionally, another goal is to provide many opportunities to you so that you can become integrated into the campus community.  These opportunities will be in the form of events such as coffee socials, monthly lunches, Bobcat Nation nights, tailgates, and more. These are fantastic opportunities to experience campus life and will aid in transition to the civilian population. We hope to see you out there!    

In closing, we take great pride in Texas State being a top military friendly school.  President Trauth has personally affirmed a commitment to this cause.  Texas State provides more than most schools to our student veteran population.  In order for us to remain a best military friendly university, we need your support, participation, feedback, and engagement.  Don't be just a student vet; become a member of the university family -- become a Bobcat. We hope to meet each of you soon.


Maria T. Bernal Mora
William Thompson
Vice President
Rashad Salters
Sergeant of Arms
Jhaquill Batts
Juan Garcia
Social Media Chair


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.


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:

VATS on Bobcat Update:

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: