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About Oracle

History, Mission, Traditions & Goals


Oracle Senior Society was founded in September 2002 at the University of Pennsylvania by Sandeep Acharya, Earl Lee, Julia Lee, Eugena Oh, and Sylvia Srisinthorn. They created the Society to recognize and create a community of Asian Pacific Islander student leaders from all facets of university life, providing a unique opportunity to impact both their individual student experiences and their University. Since the first inducted class in the fall of 2002, Oracle has grown into a close-knit network of diverse students and alumni who have and continue to enact change both inside and outside of the University.

The official symbol and colors, maroon and gold, were inspired by the Zia Sun Symbol.


To recognize Senior undergraduate students who have demonstrated passion, leadership, commitment, and achievement as an Asian Pacific student or for the Asian Pacific community at the University of Pennsylvania as well as to establish the opportunity for a meaningful exchange of ideas as individuals and as a group.


Every year Oracle’s class of 25 seniors engage themselves in the Penn community through community service, mentorship, and networking. Oracle often collaborates with Cipactli Latino Honor Society, Onyx Senior Honor Society, and Carriage Senior Society to host events such as the annual COCO Holiday Charity Mixer in the Winter and the annual Multicultural Faculty/Alumni Meet and Greet in the Spring. In addition, Oracle’s mascot is Ori Cool, the ostrich who enjoys a day in the life of each Oracle member’s activities upon induction into the Society.


It is Oracle’s goal to: (1) Promote diversity within the Asian Pacific American Community, (2) provide a broad network for Asian Pacific American students through facilitating communication between these student leaders, (3) create a greater sense of a Pan-Asian Community, and (4) elevate the profile of Asian Pacific American leaders on campus and beyond.