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SALUTE Veteran Honor Society


"The University of South Florida Chapter of SALUTE, a National Honor Society for veteran college students, would like to recognize your outstanding scholastic achievements by inviting you to become a member of SALUTE! As the current chair of the USF Chapter, it is my pleasure to extend to you this membership invitation. I speak for the entire chapter, and society, when I say that we hope you will accept this invitation." - Carlos J. Moreira

Membership in SALUTE signifies your service, academic excellence and a commitment to high principles and superior achievement throughout your lifetime. Your SALUTE designation will set you apart from the crowd.

Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence are the foundation blocks of our honor society and the foundation of your success:

Service: an act of helpful activity or selflessness; help; aid: The service member who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect their country and do good service for their sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

Academics: a scholar or teacher in an institute of higher education, in the environment concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship: True scholars humbly realize that learning is a continuing process and are keenly aware of the level of dedication to their academics it will take to reach their goals of success. You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want to be in anything in life - whether it's sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement of the pursuit of knowledge.

Leadership: is the activity of influencing people to cooperate in achieving some common goal or objective: It is the quality which urges people to pull together as one, yet allows them to contribute while retaining their uniqueness as individuals.

Unity: the state of being one; oneness; a thing forming a complex whole: Being connected together for the good of the Country and community.

Tribute: acknowledgment of the valuable consideration paid by one to another, in the price of peace, security, protection. 

Excellence: the state of excelling If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Eligibility Requirements:

Undergraduate Students:

  • Degree-seeking 
  • Must have completed at least 12 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Graduate Students:

  • Degree-seeking
  • Must have competed at least 9 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 GPA 


Undergraduate students are classified in the following tiers based upon GPA level:
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

Graduate student needs to have completed 9 credit hours, hold at least a 3.5 GPA, and will be classified as “SALUTE Gold Member” 


  • Lifetime membership 
  • Certificate and military-style challenge coin commemorating membership in SALUTE and specific level of academic achievement
  • Ability to compete for scholarships
  • Enhance your resume with formal academic acknowledgement and engage in local leadership positions
  • Opportunities to network, as well as receive and give assistance to fellow student veteran members
  • Wear SALUTE Honor’s regalia to demonstrate academic achievements as a veteran status at graduation
  • Participate in local, and National, SALUTE programs

Applications take place at the beginning of every semester, however Induction and graduation only take place during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Application Process

You must attend a SALUTE meeting before completing the online application

1. Verify you meet the GPA requirement (upon graduation if you graduate this semester).

2. Pay the $35.00 individual membership SALUTE payment HERE

3. Ensure you have electronic copies of the below documents:


Scheduled Meetings and Induction Ceremonies:

  •  Monday September 19th, 2022 General Meeting (mandatory event). The meeting will be held in person at each of the Military & Veteran Success centers at the Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses simultaneously
         o Time: 11am-12pm
         o Location (at each USF campus - click to navigate)
              • USF Tampa Veteran Achievment Center:
                ALN 130, John and Grace Allen Bldg, Room 130
                4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa FL 33620
              • USF St. Petersburg: Military and Veterans Success Center 
                TER 301/302 140 7th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
              • USF Sarasota-Manatee Military & Veteran Success Center 
                 room B106 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

    Saturday November 12th, Salute to Service Football Game, Tailgate party and SALUTE members recognition

    Friday December 2nd, 2022, SALUTE Induction & Graduation ceremony (mandatory event)
    o Time: 6pm – 6:45 pm arrival, 7pm – 8pm ceremony
    o Location: Hosted at the USF St. Petersburg campus

For more information, please email us at

Chairman, SALUTE Honor Society: Carlos J. Moreira    

On behalf of Wayne Taylor, Director of USF Office of Veteran Success, we look forward to welcoming you into the chapter and society!