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October 2015 News Archives

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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


OACS Key Performance Indicators

OACS believes in the value of comprehensively assessing the efficacy of our work and encouraging our affiliated student organizations to assess the impact their activities have on the communities they serve. The practice and implementation of assessment undergo constant scrutiny to ensure OACS remains consistent with best practices developed at the university level. Assessment is…

Posted by on September 17, 2015 in news

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Locked & Loaded: The 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century

Posted by on September 14, 2015 in news


Book Club & Film Screening on Steven Biko

Please join OACS and the BCC on September 9th for a book club discussion and film screening of Cry Freedom. We hope to see you there! Watch the music video for “Biko” by Peter Gabriel.  

Posted by on September 1, 2015 in news


Resident Advisors Realizing Access

This past Wednesday, Resident Advisors embarked on a 5 hour immersion into the local Nashville community to learn about issues of access to housing, food security, quality education and human rights. Students reflected on what it means to have access as a Vanderbilt student in relation to the surrounding community while becoming informed of the…

Posted by on August 14, 2015 in news


Vanderbilt Students Ranked 1st in Happiness, 12th in Community Service Engagement by Princeton Review

Aug. 4, 2015, 9:21 AM From Vanderbilt News Vanderbilt students report high satisfaction with their campus experience in the latest “Princeton Review” survey. (Vanderbilt University)  For the second straight year, Vanderbilt University students have been named the happiest college students in the nation by the Princeton Review. Vanderbilt also…

Posted by on August 6, 2015 in news


Volunteer Advocates Needed for the Hospital Accompaniment Program at the Sexual Assault Center

Hospital Accompaniment Program Volunteer Position Description MAJOR OBJECTIVES: To provide emotional support, practical help, information and crisis intervention to sexual assault survivors at Metro General Hospital.   MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Go to hospital as soon as contacted for hospital accompaniment.  Be an advocate and support person for survivor. Maintain proper record keeping of all work performed…

Posted by on July 30, 2015 in news