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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:

Students who log a certain amount of volunteer hours will be recognized with graduation cords. Click here for details.

Logging your Volunteer Hours:

Please follow the directions below:  

Step 1. Go to the Self-Service website:
Step 2. Select Student Login option
Step 3. Enter your credentials for Student Self-Service (Note: It’s the same as your D2L Login)
Step 4. Select Main Menu > OUHSC Custom > Student Self Service > Report Volunteer Service Hours
Step 5. Enter the Volunteer Organization/Activity, Volunteer Date, Number of Hours Volunteered and a memorable experience from the experience. Then Save the entry.
To add a new entry, Click the + sign in the upper right corner of the entry and a new box will appear below the current entry. Complete steps as listed in Step 5.

Please email the Coordinator, Sarah Bramlett, at with any questions you may have.

The Sooner Standard starts each new volunteer year on June 1.  Returning students that have logged their hours through a different HSC Sooner Standard online program will NOT have to re-enter hours. 

The Sooner Standard: Volunteer Days


Sooner Standard: Volunteer Day at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to join us at the Food Bank for an evening of giving back! Please email your name to to register! Limited space available.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a member of the Feeding America network of Food Banks, is the largest hunger-relief charity in the state - providing enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans every week, 37 percent of whom are children. Oklahoma consistently ranks among the hungriest states in the nation. One in four children and one in six adults has inconsistent access to healthy food. Learn more about the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma here.

Adopt-A-Patient: Summer Smiles | June 25 - July 25
Click here to sign up
Drop off: DLB Student Union, Suite 300

For the 2018 Summer Season, The Sooner Standard and HSC Student Affairs has teamed up with both the Children’s Hospital and the OU Medical Center. Our goal is to help the patients feel more secure and “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.

* 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.

You will receive your patient information on a rolling basis starting Monday, June 25th. Please allow a few days for the Sooner Standard to email you your information. Thank you for participating in the 2018 Adopt-A-Patient: Summer Smiles program!  Email with any questions. 

Sooner Standard: Volunteer Day at City Rescue Mission
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 4:30 - 6 PM

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to join us at City Rescue Mission for an evening of giving back and helping out in the kitchen! Please email your name to to register! Limited space available.

City Rescue Mission goes beyond meeting the emergency needs of homeless people in Oklahoma City—with your help, we build bridges to new lives by meeting each individual’s need with compassion and care. Learn more here.

Past Volunteer Days:

Infant Crisis Services, Inc.
Feed the Children
ReadOKC Penn Square Mall Reading Room
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma 
Rebuilding Together OKC
City Rescue Mission
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon


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.

We do offer a few Sooner Standard Volunteer Days throughout the semester that are available to you. Otherwise, feel free to give back in whatever way you wish! (health clinics - as long as it’s not a class requirement, food bank, animal shelter, etc.) 

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.

Do summer camps/mission trips count? Yes! Please only count the hours you were actively volunteering.

Do summers and break count? Yes! The academic year for the Sooner Standard starts June 1.

When does the year start for the Sooner Standard logging? The Sooner Standard starts each new volunteer year on June 1. 

If I used a previous logging system for HSC Sooner Standard, do I need to re-enter my hours? No. Returning students that have logged their hours through a previous HSC Sooner Standard online program will NOT have to re-enter hours.