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SALUTE Veteran Honor Society

New to SUNY Potsdam is the SALUTE Military and Veteran Honor Society. This Honor Society is for all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, or Veteran of the U.S. Armed Services.

This Honor Society is meant to provide Members and Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with support, bridges from undergraduate education to graduate school or veteran-friendly professional life, and as a means of academic recognition.

In order to qualify for membership into SALUTE, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 12 Credit Hours completed at SUNY Potsdam
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher for Undergraduates (3.5 for Graduate Students)
  • Must have served or currently serving in the U.S. Military, National Guard, or Reserves.

To join SALUTE, you must submit the following documents:

  • Unofficial Transcripts (You can print these from BearPaws)
  • Documentation of Service (Must be one of the following)
  • Copy of DD-214 reflecting honorable discharge
  • Copy of Military Orders
  • Completed Application (PDF) to SALUTE
  • $20 application fee (Checks made out to: SALUTE National Honor Society, or Pay Online at the SALUTE Website

SALUTE recognizes it's members who succeed academically. In order to do this, SALUTE has identified 4 tiers based on cumulative GPA Status:

Alpha: 3.75 - 4.0
Bravo: 3.50 - 3.74
Charlie: 3.25 - 3.49
Delta: 3.00 - 3.24

SALUTE National Honor Society Webpage:

If you would like more information regarding SALUTE, please contact Jeff Gerrish:
Phone: (315) 267-3398
Office: 128C Sisson Hall