At CAPS

CAPS offers a wide range of services including: individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, workshops, medication reviews, and referrals. CAPS provides counseling to over 3,200 Penn students per year.

Ami Singh, LSW is the CAPS Military & Veteran Outreach Liaison She can be contacted at amisi@exchange.upenn.edu or 215-898-7021.

Student Veterans of America

SVA is a non-profit organization providing support to help Veterans succeed in higher education and achieve their academic goals.

SVA is a coalition of student veteran groups on more than 265 college campuses across the United States that provides peer-to-peer networks for veterans attending those schools. SVA coordinates campus activities, provides information unique to veterans and facilitates the transition process to help support veteran success in higher education.

See the University of Pennsylvania Military & Veterans Association (UPMVA) website for further information.

SVA Military to College Guide is available for free download online, and contains information for all student veterans about topics such as:

  • Education, state and university resources
  • Scholarships
  • Employment assistance and services
  • Combat stress reference guide
  • Navigating VA and VA education benefits

Veterans @ Penn Website

Resources and News for Military Veterans & Active Duty Service Members here at Penn.

Veterans Upward Bound

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program at the University of Pennsylvania is a FREE, non-credited, non-profit, pre-college program federally funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The primary goal of VUB is to prepare eligible veterans to enter college, be successful in college, and to graduate from college. In order for students to be fully prepared for college, VUB emulates the college experience. High expectations are placed on students while attending VUB in order to support their success in the Program and later in college.

VUB provides 160 students annually with academic instruction and support services. Students come to VUB from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County in New Jersey.