Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network recognizes that our Black students are struggling with systemic racism in our society. We recognize that our Asian students are experiencing discrimination, distress, and prejudice arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that so many other students of marginalized identities have been and continue to experience anguish and harm from conscious and subconscious bias as well. The Student Care Network strongly condemns and rejects acts of racism, police brutality, violence towards Black people, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, classism, and religious oppression.
We stand in solidarity with you, we are here for you, we are advocating for you, and we recognize your need for support and affirmation. As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. We acknowledge that harm experienced by a community member is damaging to our collective community.
If you or someone you know is in need of support or care, the Student Care Network offers resources for students that can help. We invite students to utilize the remote UCC Drop-in Consultation Hours, with hours specifically held for our Black students on Mondays between 2PM-4PM, LGBTQIA+-identifying students on Tuesdays between 2PM-4PM, and International students on Fridays between 1PM-2PM, and explore available cultural and identity resources. Students can also call the UCC at (615) 322-2571 for support during urgent care hours 10AM through 4PM weekdays.
The Office of Student Care Coordination at Vanderbilt is the central and first point of contact for any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student who may have an academic, personal, emotional, medical, and/or other concern. Student Care Coordinators individually assess each student’s needs and explore resources within Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network and/or the Nashville community to facilitate connections to the most appropriate supports. Because a successful plan may include multiple resources, Student Care Coordinators can provide continuity of care and accountability through supportive follow-up meetings with students to evaluate successes, barriers, and/or gaps in support.
It’s important to note that care coordination is not counseling or therapy. Rather, Student Care Coordinators have the opportunity to develop close helping relationships with students while coaching them toward appropriate resources, self-care, and self-advocacy.
**If you have visited the OSCC before, you do not need to complete an intake form again. Please reach out to the Student Care Coordinator you worked with previously by phone or email or contact the OSCC at the phone number or email address below to schedule a follow-up appointment. **
At times, the OSCC may experience a high volume of student requests . We appreciate your patience as there may be a wait time for an appointment. We encourage students to consider using the following options for additional support while they are waiting for their appointment:
- Sign up for a FREE Headspace membership to help with reducing stress, improving focus, and increasing resiliency. Sign up for your membership.
- Take advantage of other self-directed resources that the Student Care Network offers to students, including Welltrack and SilverCloud.
- Consider using the UCC’s Drop-In Consultation for easy access to informal and confidential consultation with a counselor to discuss a specific concern or to get the perspective of a counselor.
- Consider whether a workshop offered by the UCC and/or CSW may be helpful with your current stressors. UCC Workshops, CSW Workshops, CSW Weekly Wellbeing Practices, and Drop-in Academic Coaching can provide students with valuable support before meeting one-on-one with their Care Coordinator.\
If you selected to have a Zoom appointment on your intake form, the Zoom link will be automatically sent to your Student Portal home page at least 60 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Access the Student Portal >>
In an effort to protect students and staff, the OSCC will continue supporting students by conducting all appointments by Zoom and/or phone only. If you are feeling anxiety or stress related to the coronavirus, know that there are resources and services to help you manage your concerns. Visit https://www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus/ for updated information about the University’s response to the coronavirus.