Student Services

CSW offers the following services:

  • Wellbeing, academic, and peer coaching
  • Recovery support services
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Student-led initiatives
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Trainings to identify and respond to student needs
  • Substance use screenings
  • Awareness and prevention programming
  • Referrals

A more detailed description of our services is provided here:

  • Students are offered individual wellbeing coaching sessions with either a staff member or peer coach to discuss a variety of topics, such as: self-efficacy, emotional wellbeing, stress management, life transitions, social support, relationship building, and personal health.
  • An academic skills coach is available for individual appointments, workshops, or drop-in study halls throughout the semester. Students have the opportunity to work on time and task management, learn how to study, manage motivation and momentum over the semester, task out overwhelming projects,and learn how to set achievable goals. Students also have learning opportunities to explore dimensions of wellbeing related to leadership, health, social justice, and sustainability.
  • Skill-building workshops are offered throughout the semester on resilience, mindfulness, general wellbeing, and alcohol & other drugs.
  • Students have the opportunity to engage in both self-guided and staff-led yoga and meditationpractices. The yoga and meditation classroom is also available for use 24/7.
  • Liaisons Educating & Advocating for Psychological Support (LEAPS) is a peer educator group that works to promote positive mental health and wellbeing on campus through events and presentations.
  • [IM]Perfection Project provides spaces for students to share their stories and brings awareness to failure and setbacks as a healthy part of every student’s college experience and life after Vanderbilt.
  • The Campus Assessment Response Evaluation (CARE) team comprises a multi-disciplinary group of campus professionals (faculty and staff) who meet weekly during the academic year to identify high-risk and other students of concern, to monitor the students’ progress, and to develop plans and recommendations for their safety and wellbeing.
  • Mental health Awareness & Prevention of Suicide (MAPS) Training is an in person training designed to prevent suicide and increase mental health awareness.
  • Kognito At-Risk is an online training module to learn how to support students in distress.
  • All first-year and transfer students are required to complete AlcoholEdu for College- an online, non-judgmental, science-based comprehensive alcohol misuse prevention course.
  • The Alcohol & Other Drug Commons Module is a presentation given to all incoming first year students.
  • Host Responsibility Training will prepare hosts to have safe and successful events through the discussion of Tennessee State Law, Vanderbilt Policy, and DUI prevention strategies.
  • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): For students to gain more information about the impact of their substance use, students are either self referred or are referred by Student Accountability.
  • Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test (CUDIT): For students to gain more information about the impact of their substance use, students are either self referred or are referred by Student Accountability.
  • Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students(BASICS): For students to gain more information about the impact of their substance use, students are either self referred or are referred by Student Accountability.
  • Vanderbilt Recovery Support (VRS) Collegiate Recovery Program provides caring and encouraging support services to assist students who are in recovery from substance use issues and who are working towards success in their academic, social, personal, and professional lives.
  • Students who meet the requirements will have access to the Center’s Vanderbilt Recovery Support Lounge 24/7.
  • Vanderbilt Recovery Support meetings will take place twice a week and are open to all staff, faculty, fellows, residents, and graduate/professional students.Tuesday meetings will take place at 12:00pm in the VRS Lounge, located in the Center for Student Wellbeing. Thursday meetings will take place at 8:00pm in Moore College, seminar classroom A117, located in the Kissam Center.
  • Coaching meetings are available for students considering making changes in their substance use.
  • Recovery Housing, a sober living and learning community, is also available for undergraduate students with a minimum of six months of sobriety. Students in Recovery Housing are provided with individual mentorship, and a discreet and substance-free living environment.
  • Students seeking to return from a Medical Leave of Absence will complete required paperwork that will be reviewed to determine whether the condition requiring the medical withdrawal has been corrected sufficiently to allow the student to resume their academic career at Vanderbilt successfully. Individual coaching is also available for returning students.
  • The Center makes individual student referrals to campus partners as needed.