OCC Honorary

OCC Honorary Society

Complete the OCC and Join the Elite

Induction 2015The Outside the Classroom Curriculum Honorary 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 Honorary Society. In order to be considered an OCC Honorary Member, you must attend a New Members Orientation and an Induction Ceremony. You will receive more information on joining the Honorary Society when your OCC completion has been approved.


Induction and Membership Benefits

The Ceremony – Each year, the OCC Honorary 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 Honorary 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 Honorary Society, you become eligible to wear the OCC Honorary Society apparel. This includes an Honorary quarter-zip sweatshirt, green scarf or tie, lapel pin, and a green cord of distinction for graduation.


The Perks – OCC Honorary Society members are eligible and encouraged to attend all OCC Honorary 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 Graduation Celebration
  • Honorary 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 Honorary Society is open to qualified candidates of any age, sex, sexual orientation, race, handicap or disability, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin.