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Veterans Success Center

St. John's Veteran's Success Center

The mission of the St. John’s University Veterans Success Center (VSC) is to support student veterans at St. John’s University in their pursuit of higher education.

The Center assists student veterans with successful transitioning from military service to University life through networking opportunities, resources, community service, and advocacy. The SJUSVC aims to foster an environment honoring military service and improving the quality of their University experience.

Student Veteran Association Top Five Pillars

  1. Academics
  2. Career
  3. Leadership and Transition
  4. Service
  5. Graduation

The Veterans Success Center at St. John’s University offers:

  • A seamless approach to assisting student veterans from acceptance to commencement
  • An opportunity to receive mentoring, tutoring, housing assistance, financial aid, advising, and career services

Download the Veteran Success Center Brochure 

Resources and Services


  • Academic Advisement
  • Academic Liaison in each College Office
  • Campus Ministry
  • Career Counseling “Military to Civilian Resume”
  • Disabled Student Services
  • Financial Services
  • Library Assistance
  • Lounge Space
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • New Student Veteran Orientation
  • Peer Mentoring
  • SALUTE – National Honor Society for Student Veterans
  • Student Veterans Association
  • Text Book Exchange Program
  • Tutoring
  • VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Writing Assistance


The area of Operations supports event logistics for student organizations and for the Division of Student Affairs.

Mary Pelkowski
Associate Dean for Student Engagement 
Veteran’s Success Center
Marillac Terrace, Queens Campus
[email protected]

Tyler DeFranco
Graduate Assistant for Veteran Affairs
Veteran’s Success Center 
Marillac Terace, Queens Campus
[email protected]

Veterans Success Center
Marillac Terrace, Queens Campus
[email protected]

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
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