As part of our commitment to free expression, we’re harnessing resources university-wide to help reestablish norms of civil discourse and mutual respect—even when we disagree.
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Freedom of Expression
Protecting freedom of expression through open forums and principled neutrality fundamentally supports our educational mission and empowers the entire Vanderbilt community.
Learn more about Freedom of Expression at Vanderbilt
Cybersecurity and Modern Conflict
Modern conflict has created a global problem that is moving at the speed of innovation and technology. The 2022 Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats brought together internationally recognized leaders and experts in the military and intelligence community to examine the subjects of cyber conflict, artificial intelligence, peer competition and emerging threats.
The 2024 event will take place on April 17–18.
A new lecture series started in 2023 that complements the annual Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats.
FutureVU is the university’s campus land use framework for the next 20 to 30 years, guided by and in alignment with the goals of the Academic Strategic Plan.
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy leverages the university’s intellectual capital and commitment to solving society’s big problems to explore publicly paths to unite the American people, examining vital questions of our democracy’s efficacy, durability, and capacity
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is home to various initiatives that promote the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Vanderbilt demonstrates its commitment to the arts through initiatives such as the Vanderbilt Trailblazer Portraits, the Vanderbilt University Literary Prize and co-sponsorship of the world premiere of Strong Inside at Nashville Children’s Theatre.
Residential colleges integrate the academic experience into residential life, creating communities and opportunities for learning outside the classroom among a diverse student body.
Destination Vanderbilt is a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.
Discovery Vanderbilt builds upon Opportunity Vanderbilt and Destination Vanderbilt by committing major resources to dramatically increase faculty, student and staff engagement and success in pursuing bold new ideas through disciplined, rigorous inquiry.
Future of Mobility (TNGo)
Vanderbilt is a core partner in a statewide coalition working to shape the future of mobility and usher in a new era of economic prosperity in Tennessee through creating a roadmap that outlines a statewide transportation mobility strategy.