The Student Advocates program at the Stephenson Cancer Center educates students in higher education about the impact of cancer in their communities and the actions we can take to reduce the burden cancer places on our state. These actions may include awareness and screening events, prevention emphasis, advocacy and research. Participating students gain a broad understanding of cancer from experts in clinical care, research, community outreach and philanthropy. As part of their service on the board, students will be required to participate in an outreach and fundraising event. Participation is a great way for interested students to engage in service hours, enhance resumes and applications, and become involved in the fight against cancer.
The Stephenson Board of Student Advocates meets quarterly over the course of one academic year (September – May). Meetings take place on the second Tuesday in September, November, February, and April.
- Applicant must be second-year student or higher.
- Applicant must be an Oklahoma resident, enrolled in higher education (university or college).
- Applicant must attend at least 75 percent of scheduled meetings.
- Applicant must attend in-person meetings.
- Applicant must have a mentor (professor, volunteer coordinator, other individual who knows the student well) who will complete a recommendation form. | Download the recommendation form
- Online applications for the Board of Student Advocates will be accepted between June 7 and August 2
- Students will be notified of acceptance by August 16
- First meeting September 10
- Students may be contacted for a phone interview