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At Vanderbilt we welcome employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions and experiences. We often witness the vitality and creativity that comes from bringing different perspectives together. As individuals and professionals, we grow from the ability to recognize commonalities and different histories.
A diverse staff also benefits our students and residents, who come from all over the country and the world. Once employees are here, they discover a wonderful richness in the events and celebrations that are open to all on campus. They will also discover committees and policies that shepherd Vanderbilt into the next decades by demonstrating that excellence is not possible without inclusivity. The links below provide just a sampling of all the ways that Vanderbilt upholds the value of diversity.
Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services (EAD)
Anita Jenious, Director
The Office of Inclusion and Health Equity (OIHE)
Dr. Arie Nettles, Director
The Office of Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs; Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC)
Lori Groves-White, Director
The Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC), beneath the LDIA umbrella, seeks to unify student organizations of various cultures. The council supports diversity and attempts to cultivate a multi-cultural community at Vanderbilt. The Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC) is the umbrella organization for 19 different cultural groups on campus.
Student Athletics Diversity Committee
Candice Storey, chair
Department of Student Athletics Diversity Statement: The Department of Student Athletics will promote, embrace and value multiculturalism and diversity amongst its staff and student-athletes and provide a comfortable environment for the understanding of, respect for, and sensitivity to multiculturalism and diversity.
University Office Of Multicultural Affairs
Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQI Health
CoDirectors, Kristen Eckstrand and Jesse Ehrenfeld MD, MPH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI health is an innovative effort to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients that is housed within the Office for Diversity in Medical Education