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SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

SALUTE is the only national honor society recognizing and honoring the service and the scholastic achievements of student veterans. California State University, East Bay established a chapter in Spring 2019.

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society was made possible by an ACE/Wal-Mart Foundation Success for Veterans Grant, and is headquartered out of Colorado State University. 

Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute - Excellence

To SALUTE is to acknowledge, congratulate, pay respects, and recognize. These terms are synonymous with what SALUTE National hopes to do for our members who have shown courage, strength, leadership, excellence, and perseverance in their military endeavors and now are showing that same commitment to their academic careers.
 
The students who are inducted into SALUTE represent every slice of American military and veterans in higher education, at two and four year institutions. Members include retirees, disabled veterans, active duty military, National Guard and reservists returning to higher education, starting second careers, or helping fund their college careers with military service.

Benefits of individual membership include:

One-time payment for lifetime membership

A certificate and military-style challenge coin commemorating membership in SALUTE and specific level of academic achievement

Compete for Scholarships

Enhance your resume with formal academic acknowledgement and engage in local leadership positions

Opportunities to network, as well as, receive and give assistance to fellow student veteran members

Wear SALUTE Honor's regalia to demonstrate academic achievements as a veteran at graduation

Participate in local and national SALUTE programs


Become a member

In order to become a recognized member of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society: California State University, East Bay Chapter, the student veteran must meet the following GPA requirements:

Undergraduate students:

  • Be currently enrolled as a student.
  • Qualify as military or veteran student under locally derived and maintained definitions. Applicants must submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy that displays the character of service (honorable discharge). Applicants currently serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserves will submit a copy of their Proof of Service statement.
  • Have completed 12 credits of graduate coursework
  • Have a minimum GPA of a 3.0.
  • Have served or currently be serving in the military, National Guard, or reserves. If no longer serving, have been honorably discharged from service.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards.

Graduate students will be classified as “SALUTE Gold Members”:

  • Be currently enrolled as a student.
  • Qualify as military or veteran student under locally derived and maintained definitions. Applicants must submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy that displays the character of service (honorable discharge). Applicants currently serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserves will submit a copy of their Proof of Service statement.
  • Have completed 9 credits of graduate coursework.
  • Have a minimum GPA of a 3.5.
  • Have served or currently be serving in the military, National Guard, or reserves. If no longer serving, have been honorably discharged from service.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards.

GPA Requirements and Tiers are as follows:

  • Alpha Tier GPA: 3.75 - 4.00
  • Bravo Tier GPA: 3.50 - 3.74
  • Charlie Tier GPA: 3.25 - 3.49
  • Delta Tier GPA: 3.00 - 3.24

Lifetime Membership Fee

  • The application fee of $75 covers charges for the graduation stole, graduation pin, certificate, challenge coin and administrative fee. 
For more information on deadlines or to fill out an application, please contact Cherie Randolph - SALUTE Cal State East Bay Chapter Director, via email

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