The University of Tulsa seal contains the words “Wisdom, Faith, and Service.” The award incorporates the Native American Medicine Wheel and the University Seal. The star in the seal represents “service” signifying that this activity is vital to the mission of the University. The five points on the star represent Oklahoma’s five Indian nations. The wheel symbolizes wholeness while the four spokes represent the four directions and the importance and well-being of all people. By combining the Medicine Wheel and the Seal into a single entity, the University celebrates its Native American heritage and gives emphasis to service as a central tenet of our foundation.
To highlight the importance of service, The University of Tulsa has established the Medicine Wheel Awards, recognizing those who have provided meritorious service to our community and its citizens.
The nomination window is currently closed and will open in March 2020.