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SALUTE Veterans Honor Society chapter created at UNT for military students

From a UNT News Service press release

SALUTE Veterans Honor Society logo

UNT’s chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society is part of the national SALUTE honor society, which encourages and supports student veterans through their academic work.

Established in 2009, SALUTE is the first national honor society established for student veterans and military members attending two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.

The SALUTE Honor Society recognizes American active military members and student veterans who have shown courage, strength, leadership, excellence and perseverance in their military endeavors, and now are showing that same commitment to their academic careers. Undergraduate students must earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and graduate students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

The UNT chapter currently has more than 50 members and inducts new members each fall and spring. Each new member receives a certificate, a challenge coin and a medallion to be worn at commencement.

The UNT chapter was established in fall 2010 by Dantrayl Smith, student activities coordinator. Smith also serves on the national society's executive steering committee. SALUTE is headquartered at Colorado State University and has more than 810 members at 41 universities nationwide.

For more information, contact the UNT Veterans Center at 940-369-8021 or visit the Veteran's Center online.

Elizabeth Smith with UNT News Service can be reached at

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