OUHSC Standard Award

The OUHSC Standard Award 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/

Events & Updates

Important Deadline for OUHSC Standard Award Recipients As we approach the end of the semester, we want to highlight a crucial deadline for OUHSC Standard Award recipients who are graduating this year. Formerly known as the Sooner Standard, this award recognizes HSC students who go above and beyond in the area of volunteerism. Deadline for Logging Volunteer Hours To be...

Log Your Volunteer Hours

Hours logging is now through the GivePulse platform. To log your service hours, go to the following link, login with Single Sign-On (SSO) using your OUHSC email, and add your volunteer hours.

Additionally, please make sure to join the OU Health Sciences page on GivePulse, as this is the designated platform for tracking your service hours.

log volunteer hours Logging Instructions (pdf) Join OU Health Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many hours do I need to qualify for the OUHSC Standard Award?

Students completing the designated number of volunteer hours will be honored with a graduation cord as a symbol of the impact they have made on the community. 

  • A green cord will be awarded for completing a total of 200 volunteer hours before graduation or 50 hours within one academic year.
  • A blue cord will be awarded for completing a total of 300 volunteer hours before graduation or 75 hours within one academic year.

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 OU Standard Award.

We do offer a few OU 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.)

If I used a previous logging system for OUHSC Standard Award, do I need to re-enter my hours?

No. Returning students that have logged their hours through self-service will NOT have to re-enter hours. HSC Student Affairs staff will combine the data to determine awards. Please note that with the transition to GivePulse from Self-Service, moving forward, students should log their hours on GivePulse and will not need to re-enter their previously logged Self-Service hours.

Can I add my hours from previous years?

Yes, OUHSC students can retroactively log hours that they have completed throughout their time enrolled at OUHSC.

When does the year start for the OUHSC Standard logging?

The OUHSC Standard Award starts each new volunteer year on June 1. 

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 OU Standard Award starts June 1.

Contact Us


Vanessa Contreras, M.Ed.

Coordinator, Leadership & Volunteerism

HSC Student Affairs