The phonathon callers are students from all over campus that are employed part-time by OCU. More often than not, the phonathon students are the only voice of OCU the alumni hear, therefore, these students play a vital role in alumni communication.
The Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations supervises the students. The program runs 6 weeks out of the year, calling four nights each week, Monday to Thursday.
Students' incentives include:
gift certificates and prizes to those who continually bring in additional funds, (a little friendly competition with their peers),
friendly atmosphere, and
the feeling of helping their university raise funds for scholarships, research, and faculty support.