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What is EVOLVE?

EVOLVE is about helping you become the best version of yourself and fostering the impact you can have as a leader on campus and for a lifetime. Spend 8 weeks learning with 35-45 of your peers. We want students who are interested in personal development and have a desire to lead positive change. A leader must start with the person in the mirror and EVOLVE will serve as the perfect medium for this adventure.  Effective leaders will always be needed in every realm of life. What you learn by participating in EVOLVE will serve you throughout your academic and professional career.

What To Expect From EVOLVE

As an EVOLVer students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about different leadership styles
  • Cultivate their personal leadership brand
  • Network with a community of rising leaders at Vanderbilt
  • Develop leadership skills that will aid them in creating change in the Vanderbilt, Nashville, and global community

Transfer Applications

Transfer students who will be joining the Vanderbilt community can apply for EVOLVE this summer. Transfer students who are interested in this program must submit their applications by August 18thClick here to complete an application. Applicants will be required to log in to Anchor Link using their VUnet ID and password before completing the form.

Students who do not have their VUnet ID can click here to learn about establishing their Vanderbilt Student Account.

Applicants whose forms are accepted will be contacted for a Skype interview. Interviews will take place on July 29th or 30th.

Apply for the Fall semester today!

Application deadline is August 18th. If you have any questions about EVOLVE please contact Student Leadership Development at studentleadership@vanderbilt.edu or stop by our office at Sarratt 339.

Congratulations Spring 2015 EVOLVE Class

In the spring 2015 semester EVOLVE graduated it’s second class of student leaders for the EVOLVE Program.  Join us in congratulating the new class.  Their names can be seen below.


Hannah Burrows
Zakiah Md Ismail
Claire Crosby
Mohamad Kamal bahri
Molly Williams
Horace Barker
Isabel Redleaf
Julia Mccorvey
Victoria Potter
Mark Michael Astarita
Ying Jin
Sharon Vanderpuye
Christina Prihoda
Xiao Zeng
Grey Campbell
Jacob Schultz
Jeffrey Yung
Swaramsi Katragadda
Amy Sweeney
Margaret Valachovic
Arrush Choudhary
Malik Hollingsworth
Anissa Alexander

Congratulations to the EVOLVE Inaugural Class!

In the fall 2014 semester, our first cohort graduated from our EVOLVE Leadership Program. To learn more about the student EVOLVE experience, read Alisha Newton’s blogs:

EVOLVE-ing One Week at a Time
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Ethical, Service-Oriented and Supportive Leadership

The Fall 2014 EVOLVE Class

Ellen Andrew Alisha Newton Chauncey Scales Sarah Payne
Kylie Carlson Lauren Pak Bryan Stromer Abigail Dillon
Dana Dimodica Monica Peacock Teniesha Williams Tyler Marlin
Chung-Wei Hsiao Jordan Pittman Megan Woodruff Emma Kissane
James King Giselle Poss Jacqueline Chirdo Ryan Ritchie
Hanna Lazarz Vikas Pydas Kevin Eapen Amanda Schifino
Ryan McElvenny Virginia Randall Anne Yanda Shelby Brown
Elizabeth Mekbib Shawn Reilly Brianna Berry Emily Thermos
Lauren Montgomery Brittany Roth Lyle Li Shravan Rajasekaran
Lisa Muloma Katherine Sborov Sungseek Kim