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Reflection on the Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Students and the entire Vanderbilt community are invited to come together to reflect on the recent violent deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. The gathering, which will be held at 11:30am on Monday, July 11, at the Bishop Joseph Black Cultural Center, will be an opportunity for our community to share our…

Posted by on July 8, 2016 in news


OACS Supports the LGBTQI Community and the Office of LGBTQI Life

Posted by on June 13, 2016 in news


41 Students Selected for Nichols Humanitarian Fund Award

Forty-one students have been selected to receive the Nichols Humanitarian Fund Award to pursue humanitarian projects during the summer of 2016. Since it was established, the Fund has awarded scholarships to 262 Vanderbilt students to enable them to go on humanitarian missions to virtually every part of the world. The following students are the 2016 Nichols…

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in news

Digital Divide

Inequality & The Digital Divide: You Can Make A Difference

OACS and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center invite the Vanderbilt community to join a project addressing the lack of access to digital technology and the internet in low income communities around Nashville. This project, Inequality and the Digital Divide: You Can Make a Difference, was born out of a community partnership with the ConnectHome Initiativeled…

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in news


William Aaron Pathfinder Award

OACS is still accepting applications and nominations for the 2016 William Aaron Pathfinder Award. This award acknowledges juniors or seniors whose community service efforts and leadership skills demonstrate vision, creativity, and innovation. Named in recognition of William Aaron (Class of ’89), whose own path finding led to the creation of the Office of Active Citizenship and…

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in news


MLK Weekend of Service and Events

The MLK Weekend of Service is devoted to remembering the great works of peace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Vanderbilt community serves Nashville by volunteering and collaborating with local non-profit organizations. The Weekend of Service is part of a larger series commemorating and reflecting upon the progress made by Dr. King and the…

Posted by on December 9, 2015 in news

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