To minimize oversaturation of our community partners, and to keep the OSU-CHS brand compliant across our many different community engagement experiences, OSU-CHS has centralized our community service and engagement processes.
Students and faculty interested in working with community service initiatives, searching for volunteer opportunities and/or assisting others, or wish to embed community experiential education into their course will first work with Ashley Duke in the Outreach and University Engagement office, or with Rhonda Cochran in the Office Educational Development who both maintain a master list of Community Partnerships and authorized organizations.
Students and clubs interested in holding or participating in an event with a community partner will adhere to the following process:
- Contact and receive approval from the SGA Administrative Vice President to assure date/time/location is available on the student activities calendar;
- Begin completion of the Event Approval form in the office of Student Life;
- The form contains a check box for community engagement approvals;
- Meet with Ashley Duke in the Outreach and University Engagement office to discuss the nature of the event, community partnerships, times, locations, rules, etc…;
- Return completed event approval form and other necessary documentation to the office of student life for final approval.
Faculty and Staff interested in coordinating with a community partner to add a service-learning component in their course will adhere to the following process:
- Contact Rhonda Cochran, Coordinator of Service-Learning, in the Office of Educational Development.
Eugene Field Elementary School Partnership
OSU Center for Health Sciences partners with Eugene Field Elementary School through the Communities in Schools of Mid-America program. The OSU-CHS outreach team coordinates various events and functions for Eugene Field including, but not limited to, food drives, supply drives, trick-or-treating events and holiday projects.
If interested in supporting Eugene Field, please contact Ashley Duke.
Ashley Duke, Event Coordinator
United Way Campaign
Each year, the OSU-CHS United Way Committee organizes a week-long campaign event in order to collect donations and raise awareness for the Tulsa Area United Way. To learn more, please visit the TAUW website.
Since 2013, Reading Partners has placed community volunteers in low-income schools to help children master basic reading skills. Through this program, each student receives one-on-one coaching from a volunteer that empowers them to succeed in reading and life skills. Visit the Reading Partners website to view volunteer opportunities.
Cowboys Care in the Community
Other local organizations with volunteer opportunities include: