Jump to main content

Military Affiliated Student Organizations

UNC is proud to host a variety of military affiliated student organizations on campus. These organizations host military awareness events, assist with resources, and conduct community outreach and service projects. Success comes with teamwork and these student organizations are here to help you succeed.

Numerous students sitting on the deck of Roudebush cottage.

Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program connects military affiliated upper division students with lower division or transfer students. Mentors ease the transition to academic life, identify challenges and refer mentees to appropriate resources. Mentors and mentees are matched at the beginning of fall or spring semester.

Mentors are military affiliated students in their 3rd year (or more) and have completed at least 1 year at UNC. They commit to one semester (around 12 – 15 hours) and build relationships with new students and assist in providing resources.

Mentees are also military affiliated students who are new to UNC or unfamiliar with the resources available.

To apply to become a mentor or a mentee, please download and complete the Application Form. Contact Veterans Services more more information.

Student Veterans of America Seal

Student Veterans of America

The Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter at UNC was created by student veterans to be an advocate for military affiliated students and create awareness of resources available to students on campus. This organization is completely student lead and continues to grow every semester. Contact the SVA president for more information.

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

 The SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society stands for Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence. Members inducted into SALUTE are those who have shown courage, strength, leadership, excellence, and perseverance in their military endeavors and now are showing that same commitment to their academic careers.

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society seal

Members include retirees, disabled veterans, active duty military, National Guard and reservists returning to higher education, starting second careers, or helping fund their college careers with military service.

SALUTE Minimum Standards

Undergraduate Students

  • Be currently enrolled as a student
  • Qualify as military/veteran student
  • Have honorable discharge
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

Graduate Students

  • Be currently enrolled as a student
  • Qualify as military/veteran student
  • Have honorable discharge
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards
  • Must have completed 12 semester/quarter hours of graduate work or the equivalent
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA


The Membership application is available from January 1st to March 15th every year. A fee of $20.00 will be assessed once the application has been reviewed and accepted. A confirmation email will be sent to the email provided on the application. The induction ceremony will be held during the Military Dinner in the spring. Contact Veterans Services for more information.