The Office of Student Care Coordination stands in solidarity with our Black and African American students. If you or someone you know is in need of support or care following the brutal murder of George Floyd and the violent and racist acts against Black and African Americans, 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 2-4PM and Wednesdays between 10am-12pm, explore available cultural and identity resources, and/or connect with the Black Cultural Center. Students can also call the UCC at (615) 322-2571 for support during urgent care hours 10am through 4pm weekdays. We are here for you.
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. **
The Office of Student Care Coordination (OSCC) will be offering drop-in care coordination meetings, in addition to regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings, for all students via zoom beginning Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 11. Drop-in care coordination meetings are offered daily so that students can meet quickly with a care coordinator to discuss any immediate needs, including but not limited to:
- Planning for a successful end of semester and finals week
- Discussing academic options, taking a Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA), and/or assistance with communicating with faculty/Dean’s office
- Planning for winter break
- Identifying and connecting with resources for support during the winter break
- Connecting with the University Counseling Center (UCC)
Drop-in care coordination meetings are not therapy or counseling. If you have an immediate or urgent concern that may be best addressed by a therapist, please utilize the Drop-in Consultation sessions and/or Urgent Care services offered by the University Counseling Center. The Center for Student Wellbeing will also be offering Drop In Academic Coaching on Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 CST
Drop-in care coordination meetings will be offered at the following dates and times:
Monday 11/30/20 & 12/7/20 9:00am-11:00am CST with Kristen VanDyke
Tuesday 12/1/20 & 12/8/20 3:00pm-5:00pm CST with Cassanora Lampley
Wednesday 12/2/20 & 12/9/20 3:00pm-5:00pm CST with Jamye Hardy
Thursday 12/3/20 & 12/10/20 1:00pm-3:00pm CST with Hannah Clark
Friday 12/4/20 & 12/11/20 9:00am -11:00am CST with Grace Moon
***The Zoom waiting room for drop-in meetings will NOT be monitored beyond the dedicated hours above. If you present to the Zoom meeting outside of the hours listed above, we encourage you to either:
1) Contact UCC Urgent Care at 615-322-2571 if you have an urgent need
2) Plan to attend the next available drop-in care coordination session that best fits your schedule
3) Schedule an appointment with a care coordinator using the button below
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.