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OACS Lyft Program

The OACS Lyft for Service Application is now closed for the Spring semester 2020.  Spring Lyft codes have been distributed.  Any student can still apply for up to two rides per month for service work with the One-Time Lyft Ride Concierge form on Anchorlink.  These rides will be approved and scheduled as our budget allows for the remainder of the spring semester.

How to use ridesharing services safely:

Ridehail Safety Checklist

Things to know before applying:

  • All student’s who are approved for the OACS Lyft Program are required to complete a brief Feedback and Reflection Form. Completion of the Feedback and Reflection form is required for returning applicants.
  • Only rides within Davidson County will be approved through the OACS Lyft Program.
  • OACS Lyft Codes cannot be shared with other students or members of your org. Each student who will need rides to their service site, must apply to the OACS Lyft Program and be approved in order to use an OACS Lyft code.
    • Violations of the OACS Lyft Program Policies may be referred to the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity and disciplinary action may be taken through the accountability system.
  • If you are carpooling with someone who has been approved for an OACS Lyft Program code and the individual approved for the code is unable to call a ride for your group, please contact OACS as soon as possible to request a one-time ride. With advance notice, an OACS staff member may be able to call a ride for you.
  • Organizations hosting volunteers utilizing the OACS Lyft Program must be approved. Please check the list below or the OACS Lyft for Service application form to review the approved partners list. If your partner organization has not yet been approved, please send the OACS Lyft Program Community Partner Agreement Form to your contact at the organization.
    • Note: This form must be completed by an organization representative and not submitted by a student.
  • The code limit for Spring Semester 2020 is $50. To encourage carpooling and to maximize efficiency of the program, each student organization is limited to 3 codes.  
    • If you think your organization will need more transportation support to service sites than our limit of 3 people per organization will allow, we may be able to help. Please email: mary.e.mulliken@vanderbilt.edu for more information about getting more transportation funds to meet the needs of your organization .
    • The OACS Lyft Program is a first-come, first-serve resource, and we may not be able to accommodate requests for additional rides.
    • Codes will be distributed the 1st week of the month.  If you submit an application beyond that time frame, you may have to wait until the following month to have your application processed.
  • Codes from the OACS Lyft program do not cover tips. If riders choose to provide a tip, that amount will be charged to the rider’s personal account.

How to Request a Lyft Code:

  • Check the approved community partner list below on on the OACS Lyft for Service form to determine if your community partner is approved for the OACS Lyft Program
    • If your community partner is not yet approved, send the OACS Lyft Program Community Partner Agreement Form to your main contact at the organization. A representative from the organization must complete this brief form.
    • After the community partner submits this form, OACS will add the community partner to the OACS Lyft for Service Form.
  • Complete the OACS Lyft for Service form on Anchorlink
  • OACS will review your request for a Lyft code and either approve or deny your request through Anchorlink.
  • After a request is approved, OACS will send a code creation request to Lyft.
  • Please allow up to two weeks after submitting your request to receive a code.

One-Time Concierge Service – Request a One-Time Lyft Ride:

  • If students need additional transportation support beyond their monthly code, they can apply for a one-time concierge Lyft Ride through the process detailed below.  Any student can apply for up to 2 concierge rides to service sites per month, as budget allows.
  • Check the approved community partner list below on on the OACS Lyft for Service form to determine if your community partner is approved for the OACS Lyft Program
    • If your community partner is not yet approved, send the OACS Lyft Program Community Partner Agreement Form to your main contact at the organization. A representative from the organization must complete this brief form.
    • After the community partner submits this form, OACS will add the community partner to the OACS Lyft for Service Form
  • Complete the One Time Lyft Rides Concierge form on Anchorlink
  • OACS will review your request for rides from Lyft and either approve or deny your request through Anchorlink.
  • If your request is approved, your ride will be scheduled as requested in the One Time Lyft Rides Concierge form.

How to Request a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle:

To enable Access Mode:

1. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner

2. Scroll down and tap ‘Settings’

3. Find ‘Wheelchair access’ in the menu

4. Slide the toggle to the right so it’s green

5. Type in your destination, then swipe left to see additional modes

6. Tap “More” then tap “Access” to select wheelchair mode

7. Tap “Request Access,” confirm your pickup location, and you’re all set!