Membership Requirements

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Become a member

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

Undergraduate students need to have completed 12 semester hours and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

  • 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 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 need to have completed 9 credit hours, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 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 12 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

Submit for Review

Submit the following items to a SALUTE OFFICER only: (Do not submit these items to VRC Staff!)

  • A DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) with an Honorable Discharge or a copy of current active military orders.
  • Unofficial Transcripts will be used to verify GPA.

Lifetime Membership Fee

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS! Submit the following items to a SALUTE OFFICER only: (Do not submit this to VRC Staff!)

  • This application fee covers charges for the cord, certificate, challenge coin and Induction Ceremony. 
  • A cash, money order or cashier's check for $30. 

FORM LINK -> APPLY HERE!

If you have any further questions or concerns please contact the Cal State L.A. Chapter at calstatelasalute@outlook.com.