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Active Citizenship and Service

The Office of Active Citizenship and Service (OACS) is student-driven and community-centered. OACS provides opportunities and support for students who are interested in community engagement at the local, national, and international levels through one-time and long-term service opportunities. OACS also provides information about how to register to vote, run a voter registration drive, and learn more about candidates.

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Air Force ROTC, Detachment 790

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is dedicated to developing leaders of tomorrow who will go on to fulfill the Air and Space Force missions, represent our core values, and live up to the rich history of Air Force ROTC. The Air Force ROTC program develops leaders by preparing students to become officers in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force while earning a college degree. In AFROTC, you’ll not only build lifelong friendships, but you may also have the opportunity to pay for school through our scholarship programs. Most importantly, unlike many other college students, you’ll have a rewarding career waiting for you after graduation. We are located on the Tennessee State University (TSU) campus, just 10 minutes from Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt students who join our program will travel to our Detachment headquarters on the TSU campus for ROTC events. If you are interested in embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, please contact us at (615) 963-5931 for enrollment information.

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Army ROTC

The Go Gold Battalion has a proud unit history, beginning at Vanderbilt in 1947 with a small Medical Corps unit for medical school students. It has since expanded into a program to train, develop, and commission officers of all branches into the United States Army. Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is a challenging series of college electives which teach leadership and management skills. The program prepares both men and women for responsibilities as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard upon graduation.

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Campus Connection Program

The Campus Connection Program provides all undergraduate students with personalized support and guidance as they navigate the various experiential learning and campus services that are part of their collegiate experience at Vanderbilt. Every Vanderbilt student is assigned a Campus Connector, a professional staff member from Academic Affairs, who directly supports their personal and professional development from enrollment to graduation.

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Career Center

The Career Center offers career coaching, post-baccalaureate opportunity advising, and various other resources to help you clarify your interests, learn how to write resumes, discover internships and more.

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Design Your VU

Design Your VU is a year-long program in which all members of the residential college system are automatically enrolled. This program allows you to chart your own course at Vanderbilt, selecting from a menu of programs and activities offered across campus, all with the intent of helping you to find your path and develop your skills. Programs are broken into five tracks focused on intellect, community, personal well-being, self-discovery, and cultural awareness.

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Global Education Office

Vanderbilt University is committed to ensuring that study abroad is accessible and affordable for all students. Courses abroad can count toward your major or minor, and your financial aid package will follow you abroad. To help you get started, consider attending a Study Abroad 101 session.

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Health Professions Advisory Office

The Health Professions Advisory Office offers special assistance to students planning to pursue careers in medicine. Resources include application materials, scholarships, shadowing opportunities, test preparation, and more.

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Immersion Resources

The Office of Immersion Resources staff can help draft immersion plans and connect you to cross-college immersion opportunities. Stop by the OIR in the Student Life Center or make an advising appointment with one of our program coordinators.

 

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Ingram Scholars Program

The Ingram Scholars Program challenges students to create and implement substantial service projects in the community. The program supports students who demonstrate a willingness and ability to combine a successful business or professional career with a lifelong commitment to finding solutions to critical problems facing modern society. Ingram Scholars are expected to devote approximately twenty hours each month during the academic year and at least one of their undergraduate summers to relevant community outreach and service projects.

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Navy ROTC

The mission of the NROTC program is to develop and train midshipmen in preparation for careers as Navy and Marine Corps officers. We focus on academics, leadership, physical fitness, and community involvement in order to provide students with the necessary skills to become leaders of this great country.

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Residential Colleges

Residential colleges are a type of on-campus student residence in which the academic experience is integrated into residential life, creating communities and opportunities for learning outside the classroom among a diverse study body. Led by faculty heads who live in-residence, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges create an intentional, mutually-beneficial educational experience for our students, faculty and staff, promoting the development of intellectcommunitypersonal well-beingself-discovery, and cultural awareness.

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