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New RUF Affiliated Chaplain – Rev. Richie Sessions

OUCRL is excited to welcome our new Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Affiliated Chaplain Rev. Richie Sessions to Vanderbilt! With the year just starting, we wanted to get to know him a little better. Welcome to Vanderbilt! Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I graduated from Belmont...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 in News | Comments Off


Religious Org Fair

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life would like to welcome back all returning students with a special greeting to our new first-year class! While we have many exciting events throughout the year, here’s a look at some of the first few. On Sunday the 30th of August, we will hold the annual...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 in News | Comments Off


Diverse Dores Day 2015

Each year as we welcome back returning students and are excited to meet new students, OUCRL has hosted a Welcome Week BBQ or reception to show students the facility, let them know of our programs and services, and meet our affiliated ministries, groups, and the Interfaith Council. This year however, we are pleased to say...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015 in News | Comments Off


Dr. Jackson Katz

  Project Dialogue is excited to welcome Dr. Jackson Katz to campus. Dr. Katz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. He has lectured on hundreds of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 in News, Project Dialogue | Comments Off


Farewell to Rev. Stacey Croft & Rabbi Joshua Barton

The end of the school year is filled with excitement, change, and sorrow. It is with fond sadness that we will be saying goodbye to two of our Affiliated Chaplains here at Vanderbilt. Rev. Stacey Croft, who is our Presbyterian Church (PCA) Affiliated Chaplain who leads our Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) student group will be...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 in News | Comments Off


2015 Formal Cooler Giveback!

Join Vanderbilt Greek Life, Vanderbilt Interfaith Council OACS (Office of Active Citizenship and Service) and our office in the second annual Cooler Give Back! We will be sanding and repainting donated formal coolers to distribute to homeless populations in Nashville. Come by ready to do some painting, electric sanding, and eating (bbq burgers and hot...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 in News | Comments Off


New Halal items from Campus Dining!

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life is excited to announce that after working with our Campus Dining, we have been able to act quickly and offer 13 new Halal certified dishes for students that will be available at the Rand Dining Hall and the Commons Dining Hall. To help accommodate the religious...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 in News | Comments Off


Meditation Workshop at the Zen Garden

Project Dialogue was proud to collaborate with the Vanderbilt Buddhist Community to host a Meditation Workshop at the Zen Garden on Tuesday, April 7th at 5pm. This was a one hour event consisting of a guided meditation workshop and a discussion. We invited experienced meditation teacher Lisa Ernst from One Dharma Nashville to help lead...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 in News, Project Dialogue | Comments Off


We Walk to Remember

Please join the members of the Tau Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi and the Vanderbilt community Monday, March 30, for a walk in silence to enhance Holocaust awareness and eradicate anti-Semitism. The walk is intended as an expression of solidarity and support following a vandalism incident on the Vanderbilt campus in which three swastikas were...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 in Holocaust Lecture Series, News | Comments Off


Good Friday Service

At the conclusion of Holy Week, OUCRL will be coming together in Benton Chapel for a short service in honor of Good Friday. Entitled, “The Seven Last Words: Seven Readings and Seven Prayers”, University Chaplain Rev. Mark Forrester and Assoc. University Chaplain Rev. Gretchen Person will lead the service on Friday, April 3rd in Benton...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 in News | Comments Off



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