OCC Honor Society

OCC Honor Society

Complete the OCC and Join the Elite

Induction 2015The Outside the Classroom Curriculum Honor Society is a student organization created to help recognize students for taking the initiative to fully engage in their co-curricular life while being a student at the University of Pittsburgh. By completing the OCC, students are demonstrating to prospective employers or graduate/professional schools that they have fully engaged in their beyond the classroom education and developed practical skills that set them apart.


Becoming Eligible to Join

All students who complete the OCC are automatically granted eligibility for membership in the OCC Honor Society. In order to be considered an OCC Honor Society Member, you must attend a New Members Orientation and an Induction Ceremony. You will receive more information on joining the Honor Society when your OCC completion has been approved.


Induction and Membership Benefits

The Ceremony – Each year, the OCC Honor Society hosts an Induction Ceremony to welcome new members into the distinguished community. At the Induction Ceremony, students will be recognized for their accomplishment of completing the OCC. They will dine with other incoming and current members of the Society as well as local professionals.


The next OCC Honor Society Induction Ceremony is Friday, December 6, 2019 in the William Pitt Union Ballroom.  To attend this semester’s ceremony, you must complete your OCC by end of day Friday, November 29, 2019.


OCC Honorary students The Apparel – When you are inducted into the OCC Honor Society, you become eligible to wear the OCC Honor Society apparel. This includes an Honor Society quarter-zip sweatshirt, green scarf or tie, lapel pin, and a green cord of distinction for graduation.


The Perks – OCC Honor Society members are eligible and encouraged to attend all OCC Honor Society events.  Members will also receive a green cord of distinction to wear at graduation.  Look out for exclusive invitations to these events:

  • Secrets of the Cathedral Tour
  • OCC 100 Days to Completion Celebration
  • OCC Honor Society Induction Ceremony
  • Honors Convocation

Pitt Advantage Grant

All students who complete the OCC are also eligible to apply for funding from the Pitt Advantage Grant. To learn more about this $1,500 award, visit the Pitt Advantage Grant page.


Membership in the OCC Honor Society is open to qualified candidates of any age, sex, sexual orientation, race, handicap or disability, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin.