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OU Standard Award
Sponsored in part by the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma.
This award recognizes OU 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.
If you are graduating in May 2023,
please submit your hours by Friday, April 28
to be considered for the award.
Find detailed instructions below.
Visit this link to see more information about the award, including the number of service hours needed.
As an OU student, staff, or faculty, we encourage you to track your service hours, especially for future scholarships, awards, internships, and job applications.
OU values and encourages others to give back to the community. Acts of service done freely outside of academic requirements or work count towards The OU Standard Award.
If you are graduating in May 2023, please submit your hours by Friday, April 28.
- Submit your hours by recording them on the OU GivePulse Platform.
- You must describe your service and include at least one "reflection" on how your service impacted your college experience. Read the "FAQ" below for more information on what activities count toward your service hours.
- Here's a link to a support article if you have any questions.
- Once you've added your hours, email email@example.com to be considered for the award. Make sure to include which cord you believe you qualify for.
Q: What if I am a student at the Health Sciences Center?
A: The OU Standard Award is also recognized at the HSC. Students at the HSC Campus log their hours through self-service (https://ouhsc.edu/selfserve). Logging hours serves as the opt-in for the program, so they do not need to apply for the award. Each semester, we pull the logs and filter the information by graduating students. Students who are eligible are then contacted about the award!
Q: What counts as volunteer hours?
A: OU values and encourages others to give back to the community. Acts of service done freely outside of academic requirements or work count towards The OU Standard Award. Eligible service does not include donating funds, political lobbying (non-partisan voter registration is an eligible activity), religious instruction, conducting worship service, proselytizing, court-ordered community service, and serving only family members (source: President's Volunteer Service Award Program).
Q: What if I am part of a service organization? (The Big Event, Food Pantry, etc.)
A: Any direct service with community organizations or clients including service projects, day-of events, etc. can count toward the award. Meetings and administrative work do not count.
Q: Do summer camps/mission trips count?
A: Yes! Please only count the hours you were actively volunteering.
Q: Do summers and break count?
Any other questions? Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Vicky Bumgarner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.