The Sooner Standard
The Sooner Standard recognizes HSC students who go above and beyond in the area of volunteerism. This Award is in connection with the Oklahoma Standard, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum campaign, committed to promoting these three acts – service, honor and kindness. Make the Oklahoma Standard Pledge today: https://okstandard.org/
Students who log a certain amount of volunteer hours will be recognized with graduation cords. Click here for details.
Logging your Volunteer Hours:
Log your Sooner Standard volunteer hours here: http://studentvoice.com/uoo/soonerstandard
Use this form to periodically log your volunteerism hours. Please email the Coordinator, Sarah Bramlett, at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
If you are graduating in fall 2016, please submit your hours by Monday, December 5, 2016.
If you are graduating in spring 2017, please submit your hours by Monday, May 1, 2017.
If you are graduating in summer 2017, please submit your hours by Monday, July 17, 2017.
The Sooner Standard starts each new volunteer year on June 1. You may retroactively add your hours from previous years that you were attending an academic program at OUHSC.
The Sooner Standard: Volunteer Day
Join us for the first Sooner Standard: Volunteer Day! This is a great opportunity for students, staff and faculty to collaborate and give back to the community! This year, we are meeting at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Register by emailing your name and department/college to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sooner Standard: Volunteer Day at the Food Bank | Open to students, staff & faculty
Wednesday November 16, 2016 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma | 3355 S Purdue Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73137
Register through email@example.com
FAQ | The Sooner Standard
What counts as volunteer hours? OU values and encourages others to give back to the community. Acts of service done freely outside of academic requirements or work counts towards the Sooner Standard.
Can I add my hours from previous years? Yes! Since The Soooner Standard is a new program, OUHSC students can retroactively log hours that they have completed throughout their time enrolled at OUHSC.
How do I log my hours? Go to http://studentvoice.com/uoo/soonerstandard to log your hours. You will fill this out each time you enter a new volunteer event.
How do I keep track of my hours? HSC Student Affairs will contact you at the end of every month with your updated log and total amount of hours.
What if I am graduating at a different time than listed above? No problem. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and communicate your graduation date.
Do summer camps/mission trips count? Yes! Please only count the hours you were actively volunteering.
Do summers and break count? Yes!
Fall Food Drive 2016
You are invited to participate in the state‐wide 2016 Feeding Oklahoma Drive (Oct 10th – 21st).
Most needed items include: canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, canned beans, and meat based soups.
Drop off your cans and non‐perishable items at boxes located across campus:
- Basic Sciences Education Building, First Floor Lobby
- College of Allied Health, Office of Academic Student Services
- College of Dentistry, Room 510
- College of Nursing, Atrium Area
- College of Pharmacy, Room 105 (Student Lounge)
- College of Public Health, Office of Student Services 165
- David L. Boren Student Union, First Floor
- Family Medicine Center, Room 2100
- Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Atrium
- HSC Police Department, Front Lobby
- OU Children’s Physicians Building, Suite 3200 (Samis Education Center 3rd floor)
- OU Physicians Building, Main Entry (2nd floor)
- Robert M. Bird Library, Circulation Desk
- Service Center Building, Parking Office
- University Health Club, Front Desk
- University Village, Club House
Non‐perishable items will be available between $1‐$2 at the following locations:
- Beakers Cafe and Food Court, David L. Boren Student Union
- Healthy Hearth, Stephenson Cancer Center
Adopt-a-Patient: Winter Wishes and Adopt-a-Patient: Summer Smiles
HSC Student Affairs has teamed up with the OU Children's Hospital and the OU Medical Center to help patients feel "at home" throughout the year. Many families come to the hospital in emergency situations with little time to pack. The Adopt-a-Patient programs helps to ensure patients have what they need during their time in the hospitals. Volunteer your time and effort to help collect items as we comfort those in need. For more information, call HSC Student Affairs or email email@example.com.
Adopt-A-Patient: Summer Smiles
HSC Student Affairs has teamed up with both the Children’s Hospital and the OU Medical Center to help the patients feel more “at home” in the hospital. We are gathering new pajamas, blankets, toys and other simple comforts that can help. Many families come to the hospital in emergency situations, with little time to pack items. Additionally, over 70% of families served are considered “low-income” and could use a helping hand. Please contact HSC Student Affairs at (405) 271-2416 for any questions.
* We appreciate your support, and please know that all donated items or funds to The Children's Hospital Volunteers are tax deductible, as it is a registered 501(c) (3) charity.
Please contact Zelina Estrada: Zelina-Estrada@ouhsc.edu or 405-271-2416 for additional questions.
OUHSC Big Event
The OUHSC Big Event is a student volunteer effort uniting all seven OUHSC health professional colleges in an effort to say "thank you" to the Oklahoma City community. OUHSC students volunteer services and training throughout the metro area during this one day event each spring.
For more information visit OUHSC Big Event.
Peggy & Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center
The Oklahoma Cancer Center is located at the Health Sciences Center and is looking for caring idividuals from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of experiences to volunteer in one of the following categories:
Peer Support Volunteer
For more information about volunteering at the Oklahoma Cancer Center, please contact Valerie Bjerk at (405) 271-8001 Ext 48600