Peer Advisors for Veteran Education

What is UO PAVE?

PAVE is a peer support program that connects incoming student veterans with student veterans already on campus in order to help them navigate college life, identify challenges they are facing, refer them to the appropriate resource on or off campus, and provide ongoing support to their academic and personal ventures.

Peer advisors are trained to be able to answer the questions that student veterans ask during their first terms on campus. They are familiar with campus and community resources and can help new student veterans 

What do I need to do to participate?

If you are interested in being a part of PAVE, please fill out the online signup form.

If you are interested in being a peer advisor, you will be trained on campus resources as well as the ins and outs of the UO PAVE program.  

A UO peer advisor is a student veteran who has been on campus for at least two quarters, is in good academic standing, and has received training on program regulations and campus resources. Peer advisors show a new student veteran the ropes, to help them succeed in the transition to university life.

What kind of commitment will I be making?

Your time commitment to the program is variable and you can choose your level of participation and time commitment. Some students will want an occasional check-in and others will want weekly contact and involvement. 

How does checking in work?

Checking in typically falls within the peer advisor’s responsibility, and can be as simple as a phone call to see how the student veteran is doing, and ask if they have any questions or concerns. Check-ins can also be done face-to-face. The way in which you do this is up to you. You can go rock climbing, bowling, grab a coffee, or just hang out.