The Veteran Student Organization (VSO) is a Tier II student organization of UConn undergraduate and graduate students that support veterans at the University. The VSO regularly hosts social events, holds care package drives, and works to ensure incoming veteran students are as welcome as possible. Although most members are veterans, this is not a requirement!
Some events that you can participate in with the VSO include rock painting, veteran’s late night, hikes, movie night, volunteer work (such as supporting local boy scouts and girl scouts), and free attendance and recognition at the Military Appreciation Football game, and at guest speaker events.
Meet the Spring 2017 Organization Executive Officers
President: Ben Nobles, Air Force Veteran
Vice President: Alex Mando, Army Veteran
Treasurer: Alex Tesky, Navy Veteran
Secretary: Chris Plourde, Army Veteran
VP of Outreach: Spencer Cohen, Marine Veteran and Reservist
VP of Communications: Michael Brett, Navy Veteran
VP of Recruiting: Michael Bidwell, Army Veteran
From Left to Right: Paint the Rock, VSO travels to DC Memorial, Senator Mae Flexer visits the VSO, April 2017 VSO Ball (bottom 2 pictures)
If you’d like more information about what is going on and/or how to get involved, check out either:
Click here to see the story of one UConn veteran’s experience. Andrew Lyon