To serve the Vanderbilt community by coordinating support efforts on campus in order to assist students facing challenges, stressors, and barriers that impede academic and personal success.

To provide high quality, systems based, outreach and support services that assist and empower students in identifying and managing interpersonal, academic and healthcare concerns. We do this by:

  • responding to concerns from the Vanderbilt community about students in distress
  • communicating with students to address their needs;
  • connecting students to appropriate resources and services;
  • providing a central point of contact for students facing a crisis or trauma;
  • fostering resilience and self-advocacy in students to manage their responsibilities and work toward their goals;
  • communicating across systems to keep the campus community and individuals safe and healthy; and
  • advocating for students individually and systemically