The Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) program originated at the University of Michigan and was started with the help of UNC's Veterans Services director, Tim Nellett.

"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 face, refer them to appropriate resources on or off campus and provide ongoing support toward their academic and personal goals."

The PAVE program is on 45 campuses across the country and this year UNC is one of them.  PAVE is extremely beneficial to incoming student veterans and student veterans who have been on campus. The program is essential in assisting student veterans in navigating college life, whether it is learning where good study spots are on campus, how to get around not having a parking pass, or how to receive assistance in getting your benefits straightened out, PAVE is the program for all student veterans. It is free, and every member is a volunteer. The people who make PAVE work do so because they truly care about every student veteran and want to see each one succeed.

PAVE is an opportunity that every student veteran should be strongly encouraged to take advantage of in order to boost on-campus success and we at Veterans Services are really excited to start this program!

If you are a student veteran interested in PAVE, please email
Nathan Barrows or Veterans Services.