Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) is a peer support program that connects incoming undergraduate student veterans with current UW-Madison student veterans 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 goals.

*The PAVE program is currently paused.
Visit Student Veterans of America — UW-Madison for peer-to-peer support.

How to get involved

Interested in joining PAVE?

The PAVE Program is part of a group of programs developed to address the needs and challenges faced by service members, veterans and military families.

Send an email to:

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New Students

New undergraduate student veterans will automatically be matched with a Peer Advisor prior to attending SOAR.

All participants in the PAVE program need to feel comfortable that the details of their conversations will be kept confidential. The thoughts, ideas, and personal identification information disclosed will not be shared outside of the University Veteran Services staff and your peer advisor.

Keep in mind, the University Veteran Services staff has certain mandatory reporting obligations.

Aaron Goodwin, 2019-2020 Student Team Leader
Aaron Goodwin, 2019-2020 Student Team Leader


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PAVE Peer Advisor Expectations

Be a PAVE Peer Advisor

  1. Enjoy helping fellow veterans/service members in their transition to UW-Madison.
  2. Communicate with peers 3-4 times per month (this can be in person, text, email, call, etc.)
  3. Take advisees to events held on campus.
  4. Log all outreaches and interactions in an online management program.
  5. Attend beginning of semester training.
  6. Attend bi-weekly team meetings.
  7. Ask for help from other peers, team leader, or University Veteran Services Staff.

Time commitment: Approximately 4 hours in the first week of the term, then 5-10 hours per month.


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Call us at:

Email us at:

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333 East Campus Mall
10th floor, Suite 10320
Madison, WI 53715

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm


Drop-ins are always welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

Please visit our About Us page to make an appointment with a member of our staff.