Mitchell Technical Institute's newest student organization, the MTI Student Veterans Organization (MTI SVO), has been accepted as an affiliated chapter of the nationally recognized Student Veterans of America (SVA). Some of the benefits of this affiliation include availability of chapter grants, the SVA Scholars Program which assists veterans with educational expenses, and legislative advocacy in Washington D.C. on behalf of the SVA. This marks an important step for the MTI SVO during its 2010-11 inaugural year.
The MTI Student Veterans Organization assists veterans with transition into an academic lifestyle, provides information on Veterans Affairs and South Dakota Department of Military and Veterans Affairs benefits, and provides a social organization where veterans feel comfortable.
Advisors for the group are Dave Utz, MTI admissions representative, and Jill Murphy, Retention Coordinator.