Do you talk about your alma mater, Oklahoma Christian, at every opportunity? We thought so. And we do the same.
Because sure, our beautiful, park-like campus is one to be desired. But the true difference of this University family is the people -- prayer-lifting, campus-visiting, opinion-having people. This is why the alma mater pops into your head every Monday morning, and why your heart gleams with pride when you see a fellow Eagle sporting his or her OC swag.
Today you are given the chance to toot your Homeward horn as you declare to the world that Oklahoma Christian University has one of the lifesavingest, kingdom-buildingest, world-changingest groups of people this side of eternity. Because every new grad giver helps raise our alma mater’s ranking in US News & World Report. A higher ranking means more partnership opportunities for faculty and students, more grant dollars for academic and service projects, and a higher valued degree for our grads—you!
For four years straight we've chased national domination in alumni participation and we're about to do it again. It's time to head Homeward. Because with any amount, any OC project. You give. You count.
2016-17 Homeward Pride Champions: Delta Gamma Sigma!
In 2014, Homeward Pride was born, dwelling in the hearts of proud club alums. The premise was simple: Let's put alumni participation in the hands of our clubs.
We expected good things from Homeward Pride (you always do good things). What we didn't expect? Launching club mission efforts, growing scholarships, funding student mentoring programs, making home for international students, and more. And we crowned two clubs as Homeward Pride Champions in the process, Delta Gamma Sigma (2014) and Psi Epsilon (2015 & 2016), each club showcasing an astounding 50%+ participation rate among their alumni.
Simply put, there's never been anything like Homeward Pride. Ever.
This school year, we just couldn't wait until Spring. We condensed a two-month competition into just seven days. And the results? Awesomeness.
With over 500 grads giving more than $10,000, we couldn't be more proud. Way to go, Eagles. You rock.
Congratulations to Delta Gamma Sigma, Chi Lambda Phi, and Iota Kappa Phi for taking the first three spots in the competition!
If you didn't get a chance to give to one of the club passion projects, don't worry! The competition may have ended, but the mission of our clubs and their passion projects have not. You can still support any service club by clicking one of the links to the right.
Questions about Homeward Pride? Aimee would love to hear from you. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 405.425.5119.
What are the 2017-18 club passion projects?
Alpha: Alpha Knights Treasury
Chi: Adam Langford Scholarship
Delta: Delta Scholarship
Gamma: Gamma Service Award
Iota: Iota Mission Award
Kappa: Welcome Home Kits for International Students
Phi: Community Garden
Psi: Psi Samurai Scholarship
Theta: John Thompson Scholarship