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SALUTE Honor Society

SALUTE is the only national honor society in the nation recognizing and honoring the service and the scholastic achievments of student veterans, and active military, in 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education.  SALUTE was formed in 2009 by the Colorado State University Veterans Office thanks to a grant by the American Council of Education and Wal-Mart Foundation.

Benefits of individual membership include:

  • One-time $35 payment for lifetime membership
  • A certificate and military-style challenge coin commemorating membership in SALUTE and specific level of academic achievement
  • Eligible for SALUTE 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 regalia to demonstrate academic achievements as a veteran status at graduation
  • Participate in local, and National, SALUTE programs
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Federal hiring preference with honors merit 


To qualify for SALUTE, applicants need:

  1. To complete the application process, click on link below.

  2. Release from active duty with an honorable discharge (form DD-214) or if serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserves must submit a copy of orders for their current duty assignment.

  3. For Undergraduates - 12 credit hours of undergraduate work completed at your institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
    For Graduate students - 9 credit hours of graduate work completed at your institution with a GPA of 3.5 or higher;

  4. Pay $35 membership fee to and provide a copy of receipt to the SALUTE Chapter Advisor.

Apply now!