For Parents

Congratulations, Vanderbilt Parents,

Your student is now part of the Vanderbilt community.  We consider it a privilege to welcome your student to a culture committed to formation in habits of personal accountability and care for one another along with intellectual development.  We understand that the transition to college can be challenging, and our goal is to help you and your student manage this transition well.  We seek to foster a student culture of resilience and flourishing in the midst of the inevitable stressors and opportunities of the first year in college. Student Health and Wellness at Vanderbilt encourages the healthy lifestyle necessary to achieve your student’s academic and interpersonal goals.

Student Health and Wellness includes a number of campus partners working to provide a comprehensive network of services that are fully integrated with your student’s academic schools and colleges as well as The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt. Our offices provide a team of professionals to lend support, care, and counsel when needed. We also educate the students on the risks related to alcohol, substance use, and other risky behaviors.

Our comprehensive approach is aimed at fostering a culture of health and wellness to help your student flourish at Vanderbilt University.  Read on to learn more about the teams of health professionals at our Psychological and Counseling Center and Zerfoss Student Health Center as well as other health and wellness services within the Vanderbilt community through the Office of Student Health and Wellness.  If you have any questions, we are here to help. We look forward to meeting you as you move your student into The Ingram Commons.

Keith G. Meador

Keith G. Meador, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry and Health Policy
Associate Dean, Student Health and Wellness