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Student Service Organizations

Student Organization Advised by OACS 2020-2021

Organizations advised by the OACS team can request an advising meeting here.

Please visit the Student Organizations Policies page for important student organization information.

Organization Name
OACS Advisor
Alpha Phi Omega

Our purpose is to make an impact on society by providing young people the opportunities to serve their local and national communities.

Meagan Smith
Alternative Spring Break

Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break motivates students to become active citizens through intentional community engagement.

Meagan Smith
Alternative Winter Break

Alternative Thanksgiving & Winter Break (ATWB) is a student-run organization built on the foundation of education, service, and reflection. We offer service sites across the country with opportunities that range in topic from environmental conservation to homelessness, poverty, and more.

Meagan Smith
American Red Cross at Vanderbilt

We work very closely with Red Cross Nashville Chapter to provide training opportunities and sponsor events including multiple blood drives,  disaster preparedness, disaster relief, and how to prevent, prepare, and respond to emergencies.

Meagan Smith

AMIGOS is an organization focused on uniting students with a passion for the Spanish language and Latino culture to serve and empower the Latino community in Nashville.

  • Connects volunteers with volunteer opportunities
  • Community Advocacy
Meagan Smith
Begin with Books

Begin with Books offers its members tutoring opportunities through the YMCA’s Y-Literacy program, focusing on literacy and reading comprehension.

Meagan Smith
 Best Buddies  Meagan Smith

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vanderbilt

Cards For A Cause

The mission of Cards for a Cause is to uplift the human spirit through the design and creation of high-quality, handmade cards uniquely tailored to the needs of each population served.

Meagan Smith
Code Ignite

Code Ignite is dedicated to increasing young student interest in programming and inspiring young minds to pursue careers in computer science.


Meagan Smith

DORE Initiative: Drug Overdose and Reduction Education Initiative Meagan Smith
Dores for Ronald McDonald House Charities

At the RMHC of Nashville, students can volunteer their time and engage in activities including working the reception desk, greeting guests, cooking meals, cleaning and organizing the house, and general engagement with the families staying there, along with other service-oriented projects

Meagan Smith

The purpose of EmbrACE is to give female-identifying undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University the opportunity to regularly mentor middle school girls in the Nashville area on age- and gender-related issues.

Meagan Smith
 Engineers Without Borders Meagan Smith
Glamour Gals

Glamour Gals inspires volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary makeovers to women living in senior homes.

Meagan Smith

By connecting students and resources with some of Nashville’s most impactful non-profits, Grassroots seeks to empower the marginalized.  Grassroots is in constant pursuit of a sustainable solution to the specific problems that the most pushed out individuals of Nashville face.

Meagan Smith
Harmonies for the Elderly

Harmonies for the Elderly, founded in 2010, is an organization of students of all ages who play music at nursing homes and hospitals. We incorporate aspects of music therapy while interacting with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

Meagan Smith
Interaxon – Vanderbilt University

Vandy Interaxon visits Nashville-area schools weekly in order to expose students to the study of the brain. Through fun, interactive lessons, we teach middle-school basic neural concepts, including the anatomy of a neuron, functions of different brain regions, and disorders of the nervous system.

Meagan Smith
Life’s a Stitch

Our goal is for each member to be able to finish a project (blanket, scarf, hat, etc.) which at the end of the year can be donated to the homeless shelter!

Meagan Smith
Love Your Melon Vanderbilt Campus Crew Meagan Smith
Manna Project International – Vanderbilt

We are an organization dedicated to connecting Vanderbilt students with service opportunities through a range of local and global initiatives, both in the Nashville community and internationally with our Spring Break Service Trips.

 Meagan Smith
Mentor TennissSee

Two times per week MT hosts students from area public and charter schools for after school care at no cost. Participants receive homework help and academic mentoring, a life skills curriculum designed by Stanford experts, and tennis instruction.

Meagan Smith

Moneythink is a national student movement aimed at rejuvenating urban America by mentoring the next generation of America’s small business leaders.


Meagan Smith
Page by Page

Our mission is to partner with Napier Elementary School in order to build community between Vanderbilt and the Metro Nashville public elementary school system while fostering individual relationships between Vanderbilt students and Napier’s young readers.

 Meagan Smith
Pencil Projects

Pencil Projects at Vanderbilt is an extension of PENCIL, which links community resources to Metro Nashville Public Schools in order to help the city’s youth prepare for a successful future. Combining mentoring and tutoring, the program gives Vanderbilt undergraduate students a chance to make a difference in the community at its roots.

Meagan Smith
Project C.U.R.E.

We are dedicated to connecting the Vanderbilt community to the non-profit, Project C.U.R.E., which delivers donated medical supplies from hospitals and clinics in the U.S. to resource-starved hospitals and clinics in over 130 developing countries.

Meagan Smith
Project Heal

Project Heal is a Christian non-profit organization established at Vanderbilt University dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare in developing nations through student-led medical missions centered around a collaborative, educational and service-oriented environment.

Meagan Smith

Project RISHI

Project RISHI’s mission is to provide financially sustainable solutions to core problems within rural Indian villages. We have partnered with primary schools in Pamulparthi and other villages outside of Hyerabad to provide running water, desks, and stoves!

Meagan Smith
Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine supports patients and their families in pediatric hospitals. We volunteer at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in addition to our weekly club activities.

Meagan Smith
 Project Bridges at Vanderbilt Meagan Smith
Relay For Life

Relay for Life’s ultimate goal is to raise cancer awareness on campus. Our motto is, “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” Celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back for a cure.

Meagan Smith
She’s the First – Vanderbilt

She’s the First is a not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world.

Meagan Smith
Soles 4 Souls Meagan Smith
Special Olympics Vanderbilt

Special Olympics Vanderbilt is a club on campus that brings together Vanderbilt students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport to build friendships and help lead the social justice movement of Special Olympics.

Meagan Smith
Students Against Modern Slavery

Human trafficking is a violation of human rights. It is the exploitation of vulnerable people through the trade of humans for forced labor or sexual slavery. How can you help? Join Students Against Modern Slavery to raise awareness of the issue and be in service of human trafficking victims around Nashville.

 Meagan Smith
Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations

The Vanderbilt chapter of Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations is committed to providing high-quality and professional pro-bono consulting services for a variety of non-profit organizations and social enterprises.

Meagan Smith
Susan Gray-Murray House Fellowship Program Meagan Smith

Our mission is to provide survivors of brain injuries with support, provide students with an opportunity to serve as leaders within the local community and learn about the patient perspective of living with a brain injury, and to
collaborate with the Nashville community in supporting survivors of brain injury and spread TBI awareness.

 Meagan Smith


SYNERGY is an undergraduate organization that brings Vanderbilt volunteers to local Nashville elementary and middle schools once a week to provide academic tutoring and develop one-on-one relationships with the students there.

 Meagan Smith
Timmy Global Health

Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges.

Meagan Smith
TOM Vanderbilt Meagan Smith
Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Buddies

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating terminal neurodegenerative disease that impairs memory, motor function, and emotional response. An estimated 5.4 million Americans are currently afflicted with this disease, and their numbers are growing rapidly.

Meagan Smith
Vanderbilt Cancer Society

The Vanderbilt Cancer Society (VCS) exists to address issues related to cancer’s presence in the lives of Vanderbilt students and the larger community. Through fundraising efforts, awareness campaigns, and volunteering opportunities at various organizations around Nashville, our goal is to address the wide-reaching effects of cancer in the Vanderbilt, Nashville, and even global community.

Meagan Smith
Vanderbilt Global Brigades

Our mission is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities. Our vision is to improve equality of life by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.


Meagan Smith
Vanderbilt Habitat for Humanity

Vanderbilt Habitat for Humanity is a service organization dedicated to issues around homelessness and poverty-housing. From weekly service nights to weekend builds and spring break trips, there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved!

Meagan Smith
Vanderbilt Music Outreach

Vanderbilt Music Outreach aims to provide rewarding service opportunities in the Nashville community to any Vanderbilt student with a passion for music and a desire to share it with others. We do so through several key programs: music workshops with elementary and middle schoolers, patient outreach, volunteer concerts, and one-on-one private student teaching through W.O. Smith.

Meagan Smith
Vanderbilt Prison Project

Founded in 1972, Vanderbilt Prison Project is a service-based organization that aims to educate, equip, and inspire the Vanderbilt student body to work with the Nashville community for progress in the criminal justice system, and to serve, advocate for, and uplift those impacted by it.

Meagan Smith
Vanderbilt Protecting Animal Welfare Society Meagan Smith
 Vanderbilt Teach the Future Meagan Smith

Vanderbilt UNICEF Campus Initiative

Meagan Smith
Vanderbilt United Muslim Relief

University students as well as the surrounding community can work to combat poverty and homelessness here in Nashville. Additionally, Vanderbilt UMR hopes to fundraise for and spread awareness about global initiatives to provide access to clean water, quality healthcare, and basic social services to underdeveloped populations overseas.

Meagan Smith
Volunteers Around the World

Vanderbilt’s chapter is a medical outreach chapter that gives volunteers an opportunity to shadow medical professionals and work side by side with experienced doctors. Volunteers will accumulate medicines prior to the trip to the host country.

Meagan Smith
Youth Encouragement Services – Vanderbilt

Y.E.S. – Vanderbilt will further the organization’s mission by providing dedicated, dependable volunteers to mentor underprivileged inner-city youth.

Meagan Smith
Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt Meagan Smith