Message from the Interim Dean

The College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University is a highly selective liberal arts college at the heart of a major research university.  It seeks to attract a diverse student body of high promise and ability from throughout the United States and the international community. Its mission is to engage in significant and innovative research, scholarship, and creative expression in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, to offer distinguished, well-taught programs of undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, and to foster service to society overall.

Your gift to the College of Arts and Science supports these goals by:

  • leveling the playing field for students from all backgrounds by providing grants and scholarships to replace loans through Opportunity Vanderbilt.
  • recruiting and retaining top faculty. 
  • expanding research and facilities that allow us to teach and discover new knowledge. 

The generosity of alumni, parents and friends has made the extraordinary Vanderbilt experience possible.  Every gift—in every amount—enables us to fulfill our mission of teaching students, advancing knowledge, and serving society.  Thank you for your continued support of the College of Arts and Science.

Sincerely,

John M. Sloop
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Science