Alternative Spring Break
Dec. 2, 2019—A student-led, university-supported initiative called Experience Vanderbilt is working to minimize the monetary constraints associated with participating in extracurriculars and create more financial inclusion at the university.
Aug. 31, 2018—The Rev. Beverly A. Asbury, who worked tirelessly as Vanderbilt's first chaplain to eliminate racial- and religious-based hatred and to promote inclusion and respect for others, has died.
Feb. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt’s alumni volunteers—more than 10,000 strong—help build and support the university’s worldwide alumni community, whether by bringing Commodores together at chapter events, hosting Commodore Classrooms, or organizing Summer Send-Off Parties and Networking Night.
Common Good: Alumni who discovered a passion for service at Vanderbilt—and have devoted their lives to giving back
May. 29, 2017—At Vanderbilt, which includes in its mission “service to the community and society at large,” numerous graduates have dedicated their life’s work to helping improve conditions around the world.
May. 4, 2017—Growing up in Homs, Syria, Musbah Shaheen excelled in science, eventually enrolling at Damascus University Medical College at 17. After two years, he wanted to “stow away” that chapter of his life in the war-ravaged nation and explore something different.
Oct. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Alternative Spring Break program has been named the national Program of the Year for 2016 by Break Away, a nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality alternative break programs through training, assistance and the connection of campuses and communities.
May. 12, 2016—This year a total of 491 Vanderbilt students participated in Alternative Spring Break projects, which spanned 42 U.S. cities, as well as Panama, Nicaragua and Jamaica.
Apr. 18, 2014—Being a facilitator is DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren’s modus operandi.
Mar. 28, 2014—Since 1987 Vanderbilt students have ventured across the country to conduct community service projects for Alternative Spring Break. Many alumni consider it a highlight of their student experience. Five years ago Washington, D.C., alumni began hosting ASB students for a potluck dinner while they were in town for their project. The gathering—simply intended to connect...
Mar. 8, 2013—Below are a few of our favorite Instagrams taken by our students on Alternative Spring Break. ASB was founded at Vanderbilt in 1987 and remains Vanderbilt’s premiere alternative break organization. It is currently the largest student-run organization on campus, sending over 400 students across the nation and abroad.