The Vanguard community is made up of many different faces, personalities, and backgrounds. Each one tells a story through personal experiences, a varying perspective, and distinct experiences. Through the cultivation of both a diverse and inclusive gathering the Vanguard community encourages students to share in their God given talents and skills while fulfilling their purpose to tell their story.
Without being aware of one another’s diversity, we will never truly understand one another, nor will we understand the full extent of the gospel. The Kingdom of God includes everyone, with an embracement of our differences and the beauty of our Creator that lies within them.
2015 -2016 Calender Events
Diversity & Inclusion is always hosting events for campus – come check it out!
9/2/2015 APIC Mixer 8:00 PM Needham Courtyard
9/10/2015 El Puente Event 9:00 PM The Cove
9/15/2015 Lunch and Dialogue 12:00 PM The Cove
9/22/2015 BSU Just Chillin 8:00 PM The Cove
9/24/2015 Salsa Night 9:00 PM Tower’s Lobby
10/16-10/18/2015 Diversity Retreat Various Off-Campus
10/5/2015 APIC Event 8:00 PM Off-Campus
10/8/2015 BSU “Discussion” Event 9:30 PM The Cove
10/13/2015 Dinner & Dialogue 6:30 PM Price Room
10/20/2015 Bilingual Chapel 9:00 PM Needham Chapel
10/22/2015 Lip Sync Night 9:30 PM NMC
11/10/2015 Lunch and Dialogue 12:00 PM Price Room
11/10/2015 Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself 9:30 PM The Cove
11/19/2015 APIC Event 9:00 PM The Cove
12/8/2015 Finals Retreat 10:00 AM Campus Mall
1/20/2016 APIC Welcome Back Mixer 8:00 PM Needham Courtyard
1/25/2016 El Puente Welcome Back 9:00 PM The Cove
1/27/2016 BSU Coffee House 7:00 PM The Cove
2/9/2016 Dinner & Dialogue 6:30 PM Price Room
2/11/2016 BSU Dance Night 9:00 PM The Cove
2/17/2016 Black History Month Event 8:00 PM The Cove
2/23/2016 APIC/How Does That Make You Peel? 9:00 PM The Cove
2/25/2016 BSU Dinner/Black History Month 6:30 PM Smith 101
3/7/2016 Boba Night 9:00 PM Off-Campus
3/8/2016 Bilingual Chapel 9:00 PM Needham Chapel
3/8/2016 Lunch and Dialogue 12:00 PM Price Room
3/22/2016 Café Con Leche 8:00 PM The Cove
3/31/2016 BSU Game Night 8:00 PM The Cove
4/7/2016 Lunch and Dialogue 12:00 PM The Cove
4/12/2016 BSU Event 8:00 PM The Cove
4/19/2016 Bilingual Chapel 9:00 PM Needham Chapel
4/21/2016 A.P.I.C. Night 9:30 PM Campus Mall
4/30/2016 Grad Celebrations 10:00 AM NMC
5/2/2016 Finals Retreat 10:00 AM Campus Mall
BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)
Vanguard University’s Black Student Union (BSU) is a club that focuses on creating a welcoming environment for Black students and our multicultural friends. Here we build relationships, discuss issues facing the Black community, and serve our community together.
A.B.L.E. (Awareness, Boldness, Leadership, Empowerment)
Vanguard University’s A.B.L.E. (Awareness, Boldness, Leadership, Empowerment) is a new club that exists to raise awareness and promote advocacy for disabilities. Through discussions, awareness events, prayer meetings and outreach, A.B.L.E. aims to break down stigma and negative perceptions attached to disabilities.
Vanguard University’s El Puente seeks to expand knowledge and awareness of Latino culture, language, and history through a variety of events and activities. As active members in promoting Latino issues and culture members seek growth through differing social events, cultural trips, and guest speakers from the community that pour into our student body. El Puente strives to give guidance and overall emotional support to the student body, primarily the Latino base while outreach in the surrounding community is upheld and promoted through mentor-ships.
ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CLUB (APIC)
Vanguard University’s APIC (Asian Pacific Islander Club) serves to provide Asian Pacific Island students with a cultural community that is familiar to their own, and to provide a chance for students of different backgrounds to learn about Asian Pacific Island culture. In participating in APIC’s events, students will be able to experience and embrace cultures that may be similar or different than their own.