Traditionally, each graduating class at OU supports a class gift that serves as a reflection of their time spent at OU and as a “thank you” to their alma mater.
“This past year has been incredibly difficult, and the impact on students and campus has been significant,” said Student Alumni Board President Harper Morris. “Because of this, the senior class voted to make the OU Food Pantry, Sooners Helping Sooners and the OU Counseling Center the three philanthropies for our class gift. We are so excited that we can give back to our campus and the wonderful on-campus organizations that are available to students.”
Funds raised for the class gift will help provide additional support for student mental health services and free supplemental food assistance for OU students, faculty and staff. The class gift will also help grow the Sooners Helping Sooners fund, which supports students facing extenuating financial circumstances.
Members of the Class of 2021 voted during the fall semester to dedicate their gift to these areas of campus. Seniors are encouraged to honor their graduation year with a contribution of $20.21.
For more information on this year’s class gift or to donate on behalf of a graduating senior, please visit www.soonerconnect.com/classgift21.
Since 1906, OU students have left behind a special gift to campus and all the students who follow in their footsteps. Over the years, many class gifts have become beloved campus landmarks, such as the Cherokee Gothic arches that welcome visitors to the university, the Spoonholder, the Reflecting Pool at The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Parrington Oval and the Union Plaza of Oklahoma Memorial Union.
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