Events and Students Clubs
The Vanguard community is made up of many different faces, personalities, and backgrounds. God has uniquely created each of us to be a reflection of Him to those we encounter. As we learn about ourselves and about others, we learn to value perspectives and experiences that are different than our own. We invite you to join us as we engage in the diversity conversation and broaden our understanding in order to greater impact and affect the world.
The 2015-2016 school year is filled with new programs designed for everyone to grow in some way or another. We hope to foster an inclusive environment, so everyone is welcome at every club event. Be sure to join us on Facebook, ask an intern, or stop by the offices to find out how you can be involved!
BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)
Vanguard University’s Black Student Union (BSU) is a club that seeks to promote an understanding and appreciation of Black Culture. BSU’s events are designed to celebrate and create a positive perception of African American heritage. Annual events include Black History Month Dinner, Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, Hip Hop Night and participating in the Orange County Black History Month Parade.
A.B.L.E. (Awareness, Boldness, Leadership, Empowerment)
Vanguard University’s A.B.L.E. (Awareness, Boldness, Leadership, Empowerment) is a club that exists to raise awareness and advocate for those with disabilities. Through discussions, events, and prayer meetings, A.B.L.E. aims to break down stigmas and negative perceptions about disabilities. Some events include DisabiliTEA, Expressive Paint Night, and Dinner & Dialogue.
Vanguard University’s El Puente promotes Hispanic culture and traditions through their events and activities. El Puente hopes to engage the community to celebrate Hispanic culture. The club seeks to educate the campus community about rich Hispanic Heritage. Yearly events include Bilingual Chapel, Café con Leche, Salsa Night, and Mentor Dinners.
ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CLUB (APIC)
Vanguard University’s Asian Pacific Islander Club (APIC) seeks to provide a space for Asian and Pacific Islander students to celebrate their backgrounds and traditions. APIC recognizes the uniqueness of all Asian backgrounds and hopes to highlight the similarities and differences in each culture represented on Vanguard’s campus. Some of APIC’s events include: Boba Night, APIC night, and APIC BBQ.