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Sooner Works

Students interact in the Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center in Bizzell Memorial Library.

Sooner Works

What is Sooner Works?

The University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Works is a four-year comprehensive integrated program for students with an intellectual or developmental disability who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus. Students in Sooner Works live on campus and take traditional university courses in conjunction with courses specific to Sooner Works. In addition, students participate in internships and social organizations on the beautiful University of Oklahoma campus. Sooner Works started the fall of 2019, and that first cohort of 3 students graduated in spring 2023 with a certificate in Integrated Community Studies. The purpose of the Integrated Community Studies Certificate is to prepare young adults with intellectual disabilities for successful adult outcomes, which includes obtaining integrated employment, developing essential skills necessary for independent living, enhancing academic skills, and becoming contributing members of their community. In working toward the Integrated Community Studies Certificate, the mission of Sooner Works is to facilitate future meaningful employment and community integration for all participants. 

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Apply to the Sooner Works Program

Application Information

The 2024-2025 application cycle is now closed.

The 2025-2026 application cycle will open October 15, 2024

To prepare for this application, please review the Application Packet Overview

Donate to Sooner Works

Donation Information

Currently, Sooner Works is completely funded through program fees paid by participants. Our plan is to grow this program slowly and organically; however, we can reach more students with your help! If you are interested in contributing to the Sooner Works program, please use the link below to donate. All donations are tax deductible and will go toward program growth and student scholarships.

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