Member Traits

Academic Excellence

In order to qualify for membership with OSA, a student must first achieve a minimum high school (grades 9-12) cumulative 3.3 GPA (weighted or unweighted as determined by each individual chapter). Students must also exemplify high levels of leadership and involvement within the classroom.

Community Involvement

The student demonstrates a positive attitude toward serving others. This is exemplified by active involvement in both school and community activities that benefit people other than the student himself/herself.


The student demonstrates high ethical standards in all areas of life. This includes but is not limited to the following characteristics:

Solid character



Honesty (both academically and personally)

Respect for others



Student Involvement

In addition to academic leadership, the student also holds other positions of responsibility. In these positions, the student is faithful, conscientious, hard-working and self-motivated.