Within MIT's Physical Education requirement, student can earn a Pirate Certificate. To complete the Pirate Certificate, a student must complete P.E. courses in Archery, Fencing, Pistol, and Sailing.
The Pirate Certificate (sometimes also referred to as the "pirate license," "pirate degree," or "pirate award") has long been a part of MIT lore, but has only officially been awarded since 2011, when six students became the first to receive a formal certification.
In addition to Pirate Certificates, MIT also awards degrees in charm through Charm School.