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OACS Lyft Program

The OACS Lyft Program Application is now Open for the Spring 2019 Semester!

OACS now offers free Lyft rides for students who need to travel to their service sites!

Things to know:

  • Only rides within Davidson County will be approved through the OACS Lyft Program.
  • The OACS Lyft Program is only for co-curricular service opportunities. Rides associated with academic credit, e.g., teaching practicums, internship courses, or academic service-learning courses, will not be approved.
    • Students pursuing service experiences associated with academic credit should contact the department requiring the service about any transportation resources that might be available.
  • 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.
  • Applications must be submitted through Anchorlink and applications will get approved or denied through Anchorlink.
  • In order to serve as many students as possible, only one code will be approved per student.
  • Carpooling riders will receive preference through the OACS Lyft Program. Please be sure to indicate the number of riders that would share a ride when you complete your application.
  • 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 (up to one time per approved code).
  • Your code will be approved for a specific number of rides. Any rides beyond the approved amount will be consider an abuse of the OACS Lyft Program. Please include a specific and accurate number of rides needed in your OACS Lyft Program application form.
    • If you do think you will need to take more rides, please email: oacs@vanderbilt.edu at least one week in advance.
    • The OACS Lyft Program is a first-come, first-serve resource, and we may not be able to accommodate requests for additional rides.
  • Abuse of the OACS Lyft Program will result in ride privileges being revoked. Students will be responsible to cover any charges above the amount approved by OACS.
  • Codes from the OACS Lyft program will not cover tips. If riders choose to provide a tip, that amount will be charged to the rider’s personal account.
  • Applications for the OACS Lyft Program will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, so please sign up early!

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

  • 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.