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Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720



Student Veterans of America - Bristol chapter logo


Serve as a platform for student veteran success and development through advocacy, social support, and resource connections at Bristol Community College and beyond.


To empower Bristol Veterans to lead their best lives and to advance a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.


Collaboration | Community | Communication | Inclusion
Innovation | Respect | Student Success

SVA coinsThe Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter at Bristol Community College is open to all Bristol students and alumni. We are a student-lead organization with nationally recognized advisor Denny Cosmo, under the Bristol Student Senate and Bristol Student & Family Engagement. There are over 1,500 SVA chapters across the country, including our sister chapters at Bridgewater State University, UMass Dartmouth, Rhode Island College, Brown University, Bryant University, and Southern New Hampshire University. Many Bristol Veterans matriculate to these sister SVA chapters after completing their degrees here.

Bristol student veterans at conventionThe Student Veterans of America chapter at Bristol Community College empowers peers leveraging our rich military history and intellectual curiosity of the college into one of the most active student-lead organizations in the area. We embody the Warrior-Scholar ethos believing “the nation that makes a great distinction between its Scholars and its Warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools”. We are proud of our past service and optimistic about our professional future by embracing with our current role as military connected Bristol Students. We are Bristol Veterans. We Are SVA. Follow us on social media at @bristolccveteranscenter and @studentvets as well as #BristolVeterans and #SVALeads.

To join the Student Veterans of America at Bristol Community College you must be a current student or Bristol alum. You do not need to be a veteran or service member. Being a member is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Create a MySVA account.
    1. Use your email to activate your account.
    2. Log in and change "Update Chapter Membership" to "Bristol Community College" as a Chapter Member.
    3. Update your profile strength to 100%.
  2. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know. Read all SVA and Bristol newsletters for more opportunities.
  3. Download the Bristol Mobile App. Go to Groups & Clubs. Join the SVA.

Our SVA members should note that we have a Veterans and Military Affiliated Alumni Group in the Bristol Alumni Association at This is the place to be if you are looking for a professional mentor in the career field you are studying, or you want to give back to future Bristol Veterans. We are Bristol Veterans; past, present, and future.

Read more about student veterans in the United States.