As a New Mexico State University student and a member/veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you deserve recognition for your academic achievements and contributions.  Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence (SALUTE) is the first honor society created for student veterans and military at higher education institutions nationwide. To attain membership into SALUTE, students must meet the following criteria (AWARDED EVERY SPRING/FALL):
  • Be currently enrolled as an NMSU-Las Cruces student
  • Have completed 12 credits of coursework
  • Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of a 3.00
    • Undergraduate GPA tiers are broken down according to the following:
      • 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 students must have completed 9 credits, hold at least a 3.5 GPA, and will be classified as “SALUTE Gold Member”
  • Have served (honorable discharge) or currently serving in the military, National Guard, or reserves.
Students selected for membership in SALUTE will receive a diploma seal certificate and a SALUTE challenge coin.  Members of the SALUTE Honor Society have full access to the scholarships available by SALUTE.  These nationally recognized scholarships are intended to aid students who need supplementation of their GI bill funding, as well as those who lack GI bill benefits.

To APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP send an email to and include:
Email Subject: SALUTE Membership
Name (Last, First):
NMSU ID Number:
NMSU Email Address:
Mailing Address:
Phone Number:
Status (Veteran or Military [Active, Reserve, or National Guard]):
Service (Branch):

Applicant must submit a DD-214 copy that displays the character of service (honorable discharge). Applicants currently serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserves must submit a copy of orders for their current duty assignment.
A one-time $35 individual membership fee is required at the time of acceptance.

*Add one (1) “SALUTE Individual Membership” to the shopping cart, then register as a New Customer to submit payment.
*Enter "New Mexico State University" under the Company name.

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