The University of Tulsa seal contains the words “Wisdom, Faith, and Service.” Thus, service to our community and its citizens is recognized as one of the major responsibilities of this academic community.
Service can take many forms: for examples, a long-term effort by one person to assist a community service agency, or a one-day event by a large group involving physical labor, or a brief act of kindness toward a person in need. Service does not have a single definition, but it probably best defined by the act itself.
To highlight the importance of service, The University of Tulsa has established the Medicine Wheel Awards. These awards recognize those who have provided meritorious service to our community and/or its citizens.
Each year, a faculty member, staff member, student, and organization/team can be named. To be eligible, individual nominees must be full time in their respective category. An organization is defined as a group of individuals bound together by formal association with one another. For example:
- a team comprising any combination of faculty, staff, and/or students from an academic department;
- a Greek, cultural, or campus ministry team;
- a residence hall, athletic, or honor society team.
In the case of organizations and teams, members need not be full time.
Recipients of the Medicine Wheel Award will be selected from among eligible nominees by an independent panel of judges and announced at Commencement. Nominees may be nominated by anyone.