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OUCRL Supports Safety on Campus

In the myriad of ways OUCRL tries to bring a sense of “home away from home” to Vanderbilt students, the safety and well being that is often taken for granted is a main concern. This being said, the staff of the Chaplain’s Office has been and continues to be involved in various aspects of Vanderbilt’s...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Birthright Trips to Israel!

At the end of the school year, there was one more experience that two groups of students were highly anticipating. Instead of making the trek home somewhere here in the U.S., students from both Vanderbilt Hillel and Vanderbilt Chabad journeyed to Israel on one of the annual Birthright Trips. Student who met the qualifying criteria...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 in News | Comments Off


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Bishop McTyeire’s Original Headstone Installed in OUCRL

  Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire’s original headstone has been installed on the landing of the main stairwell in the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life. Bishop McTyeire is buried in a small cemetery lot behind Vanderbilt Divinity School, in the heart of campus, along with his wife, Amelia Townsend, Bishops McKendree, Soule, and...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


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Getting Married on Campus

One of the most special days in any couple’s lives is their wedding day. The day when two separate people join together as one brings families, friends, and others together for a celebration and special look into their lives. Many times, the location for the wedding ceremony holds a special significance for the couple. It...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Student Media

2013-14 Interfaith President Sid Sapru named to VU Board of Trust

As we tearfully say goodbye to our graduating Seniors, our outgoing Interfaith Council President Sid Sapru will be still involved with Vanderbilt for a few more years to come. As voted in by his peers, Sid has been elected to the Young Alumni seat for the Vanderbilt Board of Trust for a four year term....... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Rev. Becca Stevens celebrates 20 years with St. Augustine’s

On May 11th, Rev. Becca Stevens was honored at a service celebrating 20 years at St. Augustine’s Chapel. Board President Mary Murphy presented Rev. Stevens with a monetary gift that will help support her work in Africa this summer expanding Love Heals to launch a Share Trade Alliance. The community of St. Augustine’s came out...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Rabbi Joshua reflects on Passover

The Jewish community at Vanderbilt gathered on the evening of Passover, April 14th and 15th, to celebrate the Jewish Feast of Freedom at Vanderbilt Hillel.  280 students participated in one of ten different student-led Seders, ritual (and delicious) meals that retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt.  The Exodus story is a yearly reminder...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Formal Cooler Giveback!

What happens to all those painted coolers after formal weekend? This year, students gathered to give those coolers a second life. OUCRL collected donated coolers, cleaned, re-painted, and filled them with food and necessities for the Nashville homeless. Led by the Vanderbilt InterFraternity Council, the Interfaith Council, and many others, Vanderbilt students gave back to...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Stations of the Cross at Vanderbilt Divinity School

On Friday, April 18th, the Society of St. Cornelius and the Worship Team at Vanderbilt Divinity School came together to offer a Stations of the Cross service on Good Friday that focused on the execution of Jesus and bring to light the planned executions of Tennessee inmates currently on death row. From the program: The...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014 in News | Comments Off


Transitioning into Adulthood: The Cultural Lives of Emerging Adults

On Thursday, April 10th, the Office of the University Chaplain & Religious Life offered a Professional Development in partnership with the Dean of Students entitled, “Transitioning into Adulthood: The Cultural Lives of Emerging Adults.” We welcomed Dr. Patricia Snell Herzog, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 in News | Comments Off



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