Cal State LA has two main student veteran organizations (blurb coming soon)
SALUTE Veterans National
To become a member of California State University, Los Angeles Chapter of SALUTE, the student veteran must provide the following items to a SALUTE officer (Do not submit this information 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. These documents will only be reviewed.
Unofficial transcripts to confirm GPA. Completed 12 semester hours of undergraduate work and will be broken into tier levels based on their cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Unofficial transcripts to confirm GPA. 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”.
A cash, money order or cashier's check for $30. This application fee covers charges for the cord, certificate, challenge coin and Induction Ceremony. WE NO LONGER TAKE PERSONAL CHECKS.
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
If you have any further questions or concerns please contact the Cal State L.A. Chapter at via email at [email protected]
Student Veterans of America
MISSION at SVA CAL STATE LA
SVA’s sole mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and after graduation. By joining as a student, you become part of that mission and are welcomed into a larger national framework of nearly 1400 chapters nationally. As a result, you have access to a vast network of peers who have been there. The sharing of best-practices, resources, and ideas is an invaluable asset to joining SVA at CAL STATE LA.
Being a member gives you added leverage and influence when advocating for veterans on campus or in your local community. SVA National and CAL STATE LA Chapter are available to write letters of support on your behalf or visit your activity and campus to assist in any way that we can.
SVA also provides numerous programs and services to SVA members. The chapter grant program, for example, provides funding for campus-based initiatives.
SVA membership is free. There are no dues associated with affiliating with Student Veterans of America.