President’s Community Scholars was established approximately twenty-two years ago shortly after former President David L. Boren arrived to the University of Oklahoma campus. There was a strong need for student scholars who wanted to make a difference in the campus and Norman community. Therefore, the president established a community scholar’s program scholarship that enabled students with resources and support; helping them pave the way making a difference serving others.
Administrated by the office of Leadership Development and Volunteerism, a branch of Student Affairs, helps provide PCS with the best possible experience for students through service locally, through the state, and society. Our vision is to assist emerging students by engaging them with resources in key note speakers, PCS upper-classmen as mentors, leadership experiences, and committing them to service in our communities. PCS brings together the service needs of the area to our committed students, by presenting programs, panels, and seminars that highlight the role of society needs within OU, leadership, and the community. Through PCS, students engage in outreach activities, participate in a fall and spring retreat, and attend our weekly gatherings. PCS hopes to provide a spirit of oneness and a commitment to continue to develop and serve Oklahoma!