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Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund


The Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund serves to unite the Cowboy Family by providing assistance to students experiencing dire financial need who have exhausted all other resources. 


The Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund provides direct support to students in need and exists to make sure students never feel like dropping out is their only option. Gifts committed to Cowboy Strong are used by the Office of Students Affairs under the supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs to keep OSU students in school. Grants are made to provide housing, food, transportation, tuition - any of the basics these students need to ensure they do not have to drop out and can continue their education. 


"The Cowboy Strong fund is an essential safety net for students and their families as emergency support is more critical than ever during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and need. Recipients are grateful not only for the financial assistance but for the opportunity this assistance creates for students to continue living their dream of attending OSU."

Dr. Doug Hallenbeck, Vice President of Student Affairs


The Cowboy Strong fund provided over $100,000 in emergency assistance to students in need. This fund has been a valuable and crucial source of student support that will continue to be needed as students still feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Here’s how you can help:

  • Make a contribution to the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund. Your gift, no matter the size, will pair with others from the Cowboy family to support students in dire need. Our goal is to provide OSU with funds to support our students who have the greatest need.
  • Share this opportunity within your network. Whether you spread awareness through social media, send an email or tell a friend - spreading the word is important and will help us reach our goal.


When you support the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University! By contributing during Give Orange, you make our future a brighter orange! 

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Faculty and Staff Challenge - $5K
The first $5,000 given by faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar!
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Happy Hour Challenge!
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,000 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,000 Athletics 69
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 49
3 Ferguson College of Agriculture 46
4 College of Arts and Sciences 37
5 Spears School of Business 28
6 Contribute to the Senior Class Gift! 19
7 College of Veterinary Medicine 18
8 CEAT 14
9 Homecoming 11
10 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 10
11 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 10
12 Libraries 8
13 Food Insecurity 8
14 Doel Reed Center in Taos 7
15 Global Studies & Partnerships 7
16 Alumni Association Chapters 6
17 Cowboy Marching Band 4
18 Women for OSU 4
19 Campus Beautification 3
20 Scholarships 3
21 KOSU Radio 2
22 Museum of Art 2
23 Greenwood School of Music 2
24 America's Healthiest Campus 2
25 OSU-Tulsa 2
26 OSU-Oklahoma City 2
27 Caring for Our Students 2
28 Center for Health Sciences 1
29 Diversity and Inclusion 1
30 Leadership 1
31 OSU Institute of Technology 1
32 Honors College 1
33 Support Former Foster Youth at OSU! 1
34 Mortar Board 0
35 Department of Theatre 0
36 Department of Art 0
37 Center for Africana Studies 0
38 Misc Funds 0
39 Academic Success 0
40 Counseling Services 0
41 Study Abroad 0
42 Graduate College 0
43 Keeping Campus Safe 0
44 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
45 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 0
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Students Helping Students Challenge - $1K
Students - Want to unlock $1K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 150 students to make a gift will help unlock $1,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
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Night Owl Challenge!
Wake up Cowboys! It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Night Owl Challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 9pm-2am (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,000 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,000 College of Arts and Sciences 10
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 8
3 CEAT 7
4 College of Veterinary Medicine 4
5 Greenwood School of Music 4
6 Support Former Foster Youth at OSU! 3
7 Contribute to the Senior Class Gift! 3
8 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 3
9 Homecoming 3
10 Alumni Association Chapters 2
11 Food Insecurity 2
12 Athletics 2
13 Ferguson College of Agriculture 2
14 Mortar Board 2
15 Caring for Our Students 1
16 Cowboy Marching Band 1
17 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 1
18 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 1
19 Libraries 1
20 Department of Theatre 1
21 Diversity and Inclusion 1
22 Department of Art 0
23 Center for Africana Studies 0
24 Misc Funds 0
25 Academic Success 0
26 America's Healthiest Campus 0
27 Campus Beautification 0
28 Center for Health Sciences 0
29 Counseling Services 0
30 Doel Reed Center in Taos 0
31 Study Abroad 0
32 Global Studies & Partnerships 0
33 Graduate College 0
34 Honors College 0
35 Keeping Campus Safe 0
36 KOSU Radio 0
37 Leadership 0
38 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
39 Museum of Art 0
40 OSU Institute of Technology 0
41 OSU-Oklahoma City 0
42 OSU-Tulsa 0
43 Scholarships 0
44 Spears School of Business 0
45 Women for OSU 0
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