Experiential Learning encourages co-curricular learning, leadership development, and personal development through social engagement, cultural enrichment, community service, artistic exploration, and intellectual growth. The Dean of Students staff in Experiential Learning promote lifelong learning by engaging students in organizational and programmatic opportunities supporting self-reflection, skill acquisition, and leadership development. They support the mission-driven work of student organizations to enrich the collegiate experience and to better the Vanderbilt and the larger communities by providing student participants and leaders with the vital resources required to make their organizations more effective, inclusive, impactful, and sustainable.
Clayton Arrington, Senior Director
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Arts & Campus Events (ACE) includes student arts and campus programming initiatives at Vanderbilt. Arts & Campus Event’s facilitates and promotes diverse programming for the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities, which cultivates social engagement, cultural enrichment, artistic exploration, and intellectual growth.
Dwayne Elliott, Director
OACS supports the University in achieving an undergraduate experience that exposes students to a wide variety of perspectives and experiences aimed at educating the whole person while cultivating lifelong learning, through applied community service experiences and trans-institutional programming which provide opportunities to engage, to question, and to create change locally and globally. OACS supports and advises students and student service groups in their endeavors.
Meagan Smith, Assistant Director
Greek Life advocates for a fraternity and sorority experience that upholds the values espoused by both the Greek letter organizations and Vanderbilt University. With the support of campus partners, international fraternity and sorority staff, and alumni, Greek Life provides opportunities that support student learning and add value to the collegiate experience.
Kristin Torrey, Director
Vanderbilt Student Centers include Alumni Hall, the Commons Center, the Kissam Center, Sarratt Student Center | Rand Hall, and the Student Life Center, augmented by Reservations & Events, and Production Services. These facilities and departments provide space and support for student engagement and enrichment, as well as for events of departments, centers, and programs from across the University.
Student Leadership Development fosters a community where students may gain valuable leadership experience. The core tenets of OSLD is that anyone who desires to be a leader, can be a leader regardless of title. Leadership can be learned. OSLD works to connect students to opportunities that lead to personal development.
Krystal Clark, Director
Student Organizations encourages co-curricular learning and personal development through intentional student engagement. Student Organizations connect the campus community by highlighting opportunities for meaningful involvement and helping students engage with tools to help manage and track the co-curricular student experience.
DeAnte’ Smith, Director