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Membership Criteria

Students may apply for Permanent Membership if ALL of the eligibility criteria have been met.  Initial Membership is available to those who have completed less than two qualifying courses and may be advanced to Permanent level once the coursework has been completed with the required GPA.

 

 Initial Membership Requires:

  • Currently enrolled in at least 6 units of OCC coursework
  • Completed at least 12 units of OCC coursework with at least a 3.0 GPA OR have graduated high school within one year of applying with a final minimum high school cumulative GPA (grades 9-12) of 3.0
  • Have one or more qualifying courses* completed or in progress; completed courses must have a minimum 3.25 GPA among them
 

Permanent Membership Requires:

  • Currently enrolled in at least 6 units of OCC coursework
  • Maintain good standing status with the Dean of Student Services' Office and paid the College Service Charge
  • Completed 12 or more units of letter-graded coursework at OCC with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Completed two or more qualifying courses* with a minimum 3.25 GPA among them

Permanent members ONLY will receive a notation on their transcripts and are eligible to purchase and wear OPS honors regalia at their commencement ceremonies. 

 
*Qualifying Courses: American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Foreign Language.
 
 

 

​ Revised 6/29/18