Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute – Excellence
Some of the terms synonymous with SALUTE are to acknowledge, congratulate, hail, pay homage, pay respects, 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 California State University, Los Angeles. 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.
SALUTE sets minimum standards for selecting students to be honored. SALUTE permits each chartered institution to define additional criteria according to their local chapter. This approach will allow for a vast array of military and veteran students to be honored each year all across the country at diverse institutions. Each student selected for recognition through membership in SALUTE will receive a military style challenge coin, a membership certificate suitable for framing, and a university approved cord for graduation.