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August 2014 News Archives

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OACS Community Service Fair

The OACS Community Service Fair is an annual event for first-year students and returning students to learn about opportunities for service, volunteerism, and active citizenship at Vanderbilt.  The event is an opportunity to meet service leaders on campus who are guiding various service efforts and hear more about the types of issues being explored and addressed in…

Posted by on August 19, 2014 in news

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Fall Weekend of Service

Posted by on August 19, 2014 in news

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Serve in Ecuador: Application Extended!


Posted by on March 18, 2014 in news

A Student Reflects: Morocco Winter Break Service 2013

  In December 2013, a group of Vanderbilt students participated in the first annual OACS Winter Break Service Program in Morocco. Let by Sherif Barsoum, Director of International Student & Scholar Services, and Clive Mentzel, Director of OACS, the cohort was introduced to the intricate beauty of Moroccan culture while engaging in meaningful service. Read…

Posted by on February 6, 2014 in news


MLK Jr. Weekend of Action

OACS invites you to join the Vanderbilt community in a weekend of action and reflection as we honor the contributions of Dr. King in seeking justice and challenging the discourse on civil (dis)obedience. This year we will also honor the contributions of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as…

Posted by on December 9, 2013 in news


Aid for the Philippines: How to Help

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images On November 8th, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines leaving a trail of devastation and destruction in its wake. The Office of Active Citizenship and Service would like to encourage the Vanderbilt community to actively join in the international aid effort. Here are some ways that you can help (extracted from World…

Posted by on November 13, 2013 in news

Tuesday, October 29th Global Service Projects Info Session

OACS will host its first Global Service Projects Information on Tuesday, October 29th at 5:30pm in the OACS Lounge (Rand 305). Come learn more about how you can serve abroad in Ecuador, South Africa, Zanzibar, London, Morocco, or Ghana!

Posted by on October 28, 2013 in news

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OACS Expands Internship Opportunities

New this year, OACS Internship Projects now include Brussels and New York in addition to the long-time veteran program, VIEW, in Washington, D.C. Learn more about each program and apply HERE All OACS Internship Project applications due November 8th

Posted by on October 2, 2013 in news

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Serve in London this Summer! Application Deadline Extended

2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28TH! APPLY TODAY. London is one of the most culturally and economically vibrant cities in the world with a rich historical narrative, and holds endless potential for contextualizing modern development issues in an international setting. The service-learning experience in London is a unique opportunity to live and work with…

Posted by on September 26, 2013 in news

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Weekend of Service Wrap-Up

Fall 2013 Weekend of Service A big thank you to everyone who played a part in creating such a great weekend! Over 400 participants contributed time and energy to some 40 projects over this past weekend, September 12 – 16th, and Vanderbilt students, staff, and faculty got creative in giving back.  Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for…

Posted by on September 19, 2013 in news