Fall Service Fair at the Commons

The OACS Service Fair is an annual event aimed at introducing First-Year students to service, volunteerism, and active citizenship at Vanderbilt. This includes learning about the Office of Active Citizenship & Service and the ways our office supports getting involved locally, nationally, or internationally and the resources and programs available to support that mission.
The Service Fair is also an opportunity to meet service leaders on campus who are guiding various service efforts and hear more about the types of issues being grappled with and addressed, particularly in Nashville, what being involved in service initiatives is like and how it benefits students, and to have an opportunity to sign up for more information about these organizations and/or upcoming opportunities and programs, including the Weekend of Service.

Service Fair 2013

The Event

Tables are set up in the location of the fair for each individual Service Organization. This is a great opportunity to highlight specific service groups, their mission and work, and any upcoming opportunities i.e the Weekend of Service.

This is also a time for service leaders to share materials, display descriptive boards or images if they bring any, and any other interesting tabling materials or supplies. Table giveaways are welcome!

The OACS Service Fair is the perfect time for you to promote service and your group to new students!


To host your Student Organization at the Service Fair, follow the following steps:

  1. Be a registered OACS organization (to find out how to become an organization please click HERE).
  2. Register your Organization on Anchor Link.
  3. Submit a current list of organization’s officers.
  4. Register for the Fair on the OACS Anchor Link page at the end of the summer, in response to an email prompt from OACS.