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MLK Week of Service

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Brock Crawford
Student Activities Coordinator
Centennial Center, 201A

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The MLK Week of Service has become an important project at Rogers State University and one of the largest volunteer service projects in the area. In the words of Dr. King, "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence".

Part of RSU's goals is to promote and encourage student, faculty, staff, and community interaction in a positive academic climate that creates opportunities for cultural, intellectual, and personal enrichment for the University and the communities it serves. The MLK Week of Service is a powerful tool by which RSU positively engages with the community to create change and improvement in the area.

January 19-23, 2015

Poetry Contest

  • Participants are encouraged to incorporate Dr. King's message and core values into their entries
  • All RSU students are eligible
  • WINNERS receive a $100 Visa gift card
  • All entries due Tues., Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. to Student Affairs
  • 2015 Winner: Whellyn Carroll, a community counseling senior from Johannesburg, South Africa

Service Projects: FREE MLK SHIRTS to the first 100 volunteers! Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Monday, Jan. 19
    • Rogers County Youth Services | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Claremore Veterans Center
    • Wild Heart Ranch | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 20 | Claremore Nursing Home | 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21 | Blood Drive
  • Friday, Jan. 23 | Reading at Claremont Elementary School

For contest rules, volunteer sign-up and additional information, visit:

Student Affairs
RSU Centennial Center, 2nd floor