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Selection & Membership

Selection Process

As a self-perpetuating senior society, each current member personally invites outstanding members of Asian descent from the junior class to apply for membership every spring. These potential members, all of whom have served the University in some leadership capacity, have an opportunity to learn more about the society and to meet the current members at an informal smoker; after the smoker, each prospective must submit a written application detailing their qualifications. The current senior class then selects the new class of Oracle members, representative of the diverse student population, by selecting from the applicant pool based on their fit to Oracle’s purpose of demonstrating passion, leadership, commitment, and achievement at the University of Pennsylvania. There is also an opportunity for individuals to be inducted in the fall of their senior year through a similar process, as long as the total membership of the Society does not exceed twenty five.

NOTE: The smoker event has no correlation to the act of smoking, but rather, is a meet and greet event with the current members.


According to the constitution, eligibility to the Oracle Senior Honor Society includes the following: 1.) All members must be undergraduate seniors or rising seniors at the University of Pennsylvania. 2.) All members must be active, passionate students from any of Pennsylvania’s four undergraduate schools. 3.) All members must be of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. 4.) All members must be invited through Oracle’s selection process. 5.) All members must possess outstanding leadership, scholarship, and/or service qualities.

Additionally, all active members of Oracle agree to make a commitment to representing the diversity of the Asian and Pacific Islander student population at Pennsylvania in every class.