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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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