SALUTE National Honor Society

The SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society was founded in 2009 to recognize the college-level academic achievements of service members and veterans. SUNY Empire State College became a chapter member in 2016 to highlight the academic excellence and service to country our military students demonstrate. Visit the SALUTE website to learn more about SALUTE.

SUNY Empire's Eligibility Criteria

Military Service and Current Conduct

  • Honorably discharged (verified by DD214, Member 4 copy)
  • Currently active duty, Guard or Reserve (verified by copy of orders of current assignment)
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards

Academic Criteria for Undergraduate Level (Associate and Bachelor's Degrees)

  • 3.0 minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) - calculated by current GPA standards
    • Alpha Tier GPA: 3.75 - 4.0
    • Bravo Tier GPA: 3.5 - 3.74
    • Charlie Tier GPA: 3.25 - 3.49
    • Delta Tier GPA: 3.0 - 3.24
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits at SUNY Empire State College
  • Have at least one successfully completed enrollment within the last three years
  • Have a concurred degree plan
  • Be in good financial standing with the college

Academic Criteria for Graduate Level (Master’s Degrees)

Graduate students will be classified as SALUTE Gold members. There are no GPA tiers for graduate students.

  • 3.5 minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) - calculated by current GPA standards
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 12 credits at SUNY Empire State College
  • Have at least one successfully completed enrollment within the last three years
  • Be in good financial standing with the college

Questions?

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SUNY Empire’s Veteran and Military Education staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.

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