Academic Honors

Academic excellence is promoted within the student body. A concerted effort is made to encourage students to succeed in their scholastic work and to experience affirmation in their college careers. There are several honors given to outstanding students.

Dean’s List

Students enrolled in at least 12 “graded” credit hours who achieve a semester GPA of at least 3.50 are included on this list published on myOCU following each fall and
spring semester. Ohio Christian University operates on a non-standard, rolling semester basis which means that the fall semester ends in July and the spring semester ends in December. The Dean’s list is published in January (spring) and August (fall).

National Spire Honor Society

Associate students qualify for membership in the National Spire Honor Society. Students apply for membership in the spring of each year. Membership is limited by the national society rules, so the top students who apply will be selected. To qualify for membership students should:

  • Be a graduating sophomore
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have been involved in at least three campus, community, or church ministries
  • Demonstrate leadership, persistence, and future promise
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards
  • Submit resume

Pinnacle Honor Society

Bachelor students qualify for membership in the National Pinnacle Honor Society. Students apply for membership in the spring of each year. Membership is limited by the national society rules, so the top students who apply will be selected. To qualify for membership students should:

  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have been involved in at least three campus, community, or church ministries
  • Demonstrate leadership, persistence, and future promise
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards
  • Submit resume