What is C.O.R.D?
C.O.R.D stands for Creating Opportunities for Responsible Development. The C.O.R.D is our opportunity to honor you for your commitment to service! The Orange C.O.R.D worn at graduation signifies an OSU student's determination to make a difference.
Undergraduates, if you have 400 cumulative hours at your graduation semester, you can apply for the exclusive Orange C.O.R.D – to wear with your convocation gown.
Transfers and Graduates, if you have 100 cumulative hours per year you are at OSU, you can apply for the exclusive Orange C.O.R.D - to wear with your convocation gown.
Participate in the C.O.R.D Program
- SVC Orange C.O.R.D
Receive a certificate issued from the OSU Student Volunteer Center, exclusive awards, and an official Honor Badge by having 50, 100, 200, and 300 cumulative service hours approved in CampusLink. No need to wait until your graduation semester, you can be awarded at the end of each semester. The fall application is open until October 31 at 11:59 pm.
- Pre-Professional C.O.R.DOSU Pre-Professional (all pre-health) students may now apply to receive a Pre-Health Graduation CORD if they meet the following qualifications:
- Must be in good academic standing.
- Completed at least 50 volunteer service hours directly related to healthcare.
- Apply for the pre-health cord in your last, graduating semester at OSU.
- Fill out an application on CampusLink by the designated deadline.
- Hours must be recorded on above CampusLink form application. No exceptions.
How to qualify for the C.O.R.D. Program
- Ensure all hours align with the Student Volunteer Center's Policy
- Have all hours submitted and approved in CampusLink
- Complete the C.O.R.D. Program application on the Student Volunteer Center's CampusLink page
The fall application is open until October 31 at 11:59 pm.