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March 2016 News Archives

Digital Divide

Inequality & The Digital Divide: You Can Make A Difference

OACS and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center invite the Vanderbilt community to join a project addressing the lack of access to digital technology and the internet in low income communities around Nashville. This project, Inequality and the Digital Divide: You Can Make a Difference, was born out of a community partnership with the ConnectHome Initiativeled…

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in news


William Aaron Pathfinder Award

OACS is still accepting applications and nominations for the 2016 William Aaron Pathfinder Award. This award acknowledges juniors or seniors whose community service efforts and leadership skills demonstrate vision, creativity, and innovation. Named in recognition of William Aaron (Class of ’89), whose own path finding led to the creation of the Office of Active Citizenship and…

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in news


MLK Weekend of Service and Events

The MLK Weekend of Service is devoted to remembering the great works of peace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Vanderbilt community serves Nashville by volunteering and collaborating with local non-profit organizations. The Weekend of Service is part of a larger series commemorating and reflecting upon the progress made by Dr. King and the…

Posted by on December 9, 2015 in news


Redefine Now Accepting Applications

Please visit the Redefine homepage to learn more and to apply.

Posted by on December 2, 2015 in news, right-feature

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VIEW Applications due November 15th

Applications for the Volunteer Internship Experience in Washington, D.C. are due November 15th at midnight. Please visit the VIEW Page (linked below) for details and information. Volunteer Internship Experience in Washington, D.C.

Posted by on November 4, 2015 in news


Global Service Application Deadline Extended to 11/29

Dear Students, Please note that November 29th is the extended due date for global applications: Global Service Programs

Posted by on November 2, 2015 in news

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2016 OACS Global Service Applications

OACS 2016 Global Service Applications are now available for the following programs: ECUADOR SOUTH AFRICA MOROCCO LONDON Applications for all Global Service Programs are due November 29th. Learn more about each program by clicking on the links above!

Posted by on October 26, 2015 in news

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OACS Remembers Jake Brewer


Posted by on October 19, 2015 in news


Nichols Humanitarian Fund

The Nichols Humanitarian Fund encourages Vanderbilt students to become better citizens of the world and to broaden their thinking by volunteering for humanitarian efforts.  The Fund enables students to volunteer for domestic or international humanitarian service opportunities by making support available for educational, travel, and living expenses during their time of service. The Fund distributes awards…

Posted by on October 19, 2015 in news


Fall Weekend of Service: Oct 2-4

Are you hungry for social change? Sign up to volunteer with your student organization or create a group to serve during the 2015 Fall Weekend of Service! It is not too late to create a project sign up! Click here to sign up your organization or group! You can also join hundreds of other students, staff…

Posted by on September 18, 2015 in news