SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society


The University of Pittsburgh is a participating school in the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society! SALUTE is the first national honor society established for student veterans and military service members in 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education. It was established in 2009 through the ACE/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans Grant, and is headquartered out of Colorado State University.

This honor society allows Pitt to recognize our veteran students, specifically for academic achievements. Membership in SALUTE is reserved for degree seeking, undergraduate students with at least a 3.00 GPA, and who have completed at least 12 credit hours, and for Graduate students with at least a 3.5 GPA, who have completed 9 credit hours. Membership in SALUTE demonstrates our students' commitment to academic excellence, in order to achieve their educational goals.


New members that join SALUTE will be invited to attended the OVS Graduation Event in April. Attending students will be presented with their SALUTE challenge coin and membership certificate.

  • The SALUTE National Honors Society is open to veteran students and students currently active in the military. Veteran applicants must have received an Honorable Discharge. This can be verified through a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4) or their VA Certificate of Eligibility. Non-benefits using students who are either active duty, reserves, or in the National Guard will need to provide a copy of current active military orders.

  • Students must complete the minimum credits requirements of 12 credits for undergraduate students and 9 credits for graduate students before induction.

  • Inducted undergraduate students will be classified in four tiers. To qualify, students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

    • Alpha 3.75 – 4.00; Bravo 3.50 – 3.74; Charlie 3.25 – 3.49; Delta 3.00 – 3.24

  • Inducted graduate students will be classified as SALUTE Gold Members. To qualify, student must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. There are no “tier levels” for grad students.

In order to become a member of SALUTE, eligible students must submit a membership fee of $35.00 and complete a registration survey. Due to support from a generous donor, our office is able to cover student registration fees for Spring 2021!

The Spring 2021 SALUTE Registration Survey is now open here!

Once the registration survey has been completed, your registration will be submitted to SALUTE headquarters. If you would like to join the University of Pittsburgh chapter of SALUTE outside of the regular registration window, please contact Brett Foley.