SALUTE Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute – Excellence is an honor society, made possibly by a generous grant from the American Council on Education/Wal-Mart Foundation, dedicated to recognizing military and veteran students who have displayed outstanding performance in the classroom. The word SALUTE is a verb meaning to greet or honor. Some other terms synonymous with SALUTE are to acknowledge, bow, congratulate, hail, pay homage, pay respect, pay tribute, present arms, and recognize. These are the types of things we at SALUTE hope 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 membership in 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, ROTC, National Guard, and reservists returning to higher education, starting second careers, or helping fund their college careers with military service. Requirements for Undergraduate Students A) Be currently enrolled as a student. B) Qualify as military/veteran student under locally-derived and maintained definitions. Applicant must submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy that displays the character of service (honorable discharge). C) The GPA tiers are broken down according to the following: • 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 Grade Point Averages may not be rounded. D) Have served or currently be serving in the military, National Guard, or reserves. If no longer serving, have been honorably discharged from service. E) Maintain the highest ethical standards.
Requirements for Graduate Students
Graduate students will be classified as SALUTE Gold members, completed 12 semester/quarter hours of graduate work or the equivalent, and must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. There are no tier levels for grad students. To become a member of SALUTE Honor Society contact: Jessica Robinson – firstname.lastname@example.org
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