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.


The mission of the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education is to promote a community of care at Vanderbilt University by fostering student wellness through an integrative and holistic framework. Through various outreach programs and support services, the office focuses on teaching coping skills in order to enhance resiliency as well as alcohol and other drug prevention programming and recovery support. In addition, the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education coordinates support for students returning from medical leaves of absence and for students experiencing distress or challenges that may impede academic or personal success.