What you need to know

Connections and camaraderie form the core of MIT's community of veterans, crossing schools and disciplines. These alliances strengthen learning, provide spaces for you to study and socialize in, and help you harness your creativity and technical skills while building a peer support network.

MIT Student Veterans Association (SVA)

SVA is an Institute-wide, student-led organization dedicated to building community through advocacy, professional workshops, and social events. Monthly meetings take place in the Veteran Lounge (50-005), which additionally serves as a dedicated space for veterans, dependents, and military-affiliated students to gather.

ROTC Programs

The military has been part of MIT’s culture since the Institute’s earliest days. Eligible students can choose to enroll in the Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC leadership programs and may additionally qualify for a commission as an officer in the Armed Forces. Application is voluntary and admission is selective.

Sloan Veterans Club (SVC)

The Sloan Veterans Club serves current students by providing access to networking and career development opportunities, and by leveraging connections within the community for emotional, psychological, and physical support. SVC also helps prospective students navigate the application process through personalized feedback and advice.