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.
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
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.