Welcome to Student Organizations and Governance!

Our Mission

The vision of Student Organizations and Governance is to enable students to become contributing citizens and thoughtful leaders in global societies. We encourage student engagement as it creates a sense of belonging, enables access to the campus community, and provides leadership opportunities. We also facilitate student development, encourage dialogue and appreciation of others, celebrate diversity, and create community, thus empowering students to effectively represent and advocate for the concerns of their constituents.

To that end, Student Organizations and Governance equips student leaders with resources that enable access to assistance in fundraising, conflict management, event planning, navigating the Vanderbilt financial system, and collaboration with peer organizations, departments, and faculty. Student Organizations and Governance is dedicated to supporting the acquisition of experiential knowledge by student organization and student government leaders.  We deeply value student initiative and work to provide access to the unique learning environments that student organizations and self governance represent.

Student Organization Registration

Student Organization Registration for the 2014-2015 Academic Year is now open. The official close of registration was April 7th so if you have not yet registered, please make sure to do so ASAP.

All existing organizations must renew their registration in order to be a recognized Registered Student Organization (RSO) for the upcoming academic year.

Click here for information about registering or renewing your organization.


Whether you are seeking to get involved in student organizations or discover what events are happening around campus, Anchor Link is your key to connecting with student life.

Anchor Link is a crucial tool for Student Organizations, helping leaders engage with members, publicize events, post important news, or receive applications. As Vanderbilt’s student involvement system, it is the primary source for student to become involved on campus and manage their experiences outside the classroom. Anchor Link serves as the central calendar for student life and has groups for every registered student organization, residence hall, and living learning community on campus as well as a variety of university departments, programs, and resources.

For more information on how to maximize your organization’s presence on Anchor Link, visit the Anchor Link Resources Website and the Student Organizations Resources page.

Policies and Guidelines

For policies and guidelines, please see the Student Organization Manual or the Student Handbook. For more information about student organizations, contact the staff at the Office of Student Organizations and Governance.

Who to Contact

If you have questions about student organizations at Vanderbilt, please contact:
Courtney Salters
Director
Student Organizations and Governance
Office of the Dean of Students
207 Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37240
615.322.7993 | (fax) 615.343.8081
studentorganizations@vanderbilt.edu