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Sooner Standard

What is 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.

How do I log my volunteer hours?

Logging your Volunteer Hours:

Please follow the directions below:  

Step 1. Go to the Self-Service website: http://www.ouhsc.edu/selfserve.aspx
Step 2. Select the 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, Samuel Betty, at samuel-betty@ouhsc.edu with any questions you may have.

Please note: 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. 

Volunteer Days

Sooner Standard Volunteer Day @ The Food Bank | Wednesday, October 3

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to join us at the Food Bank for an evening of giving back! Please email your name to soonerstandard@ouhsc.edu 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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. 

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