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.

The PAVE Program is a collaboration between the University of Michigan Depression Center & Department of Psychiatry and Student Veterans of America.  The Texas A&M University PAVE program began in 2014 and currently serves over 20 transitioning student veterans, with an student/advisor ratio of approximately 2:1.

More information can be found at, where you can sign up for assistance or volunteer as an advisor. After completing the signup process, please contact our PAVE advisor Shane Sheftall at or call 979-845-3161.

“Everyone needs a little help at some point, and with P.A.V.E., you’re not alone. Whatever your problem is, we can at least point you in the right direction to getting it solved.”
Shane Sheftall, P.A.V.E. Advisor