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First Gen Appreciation Week 2022

Come one, come all for First Gen Celebration 2022! In conjunction with National First Gen Day on November 8th, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a week of events to celebrate and honor our first-generation college student community here at Vanderbilt. From November 3-11, we are hosting a series of virtual and in-person events open to students, faculty, staff and post-docs from VU. To register for any of the offered events, please RSVP using this form by November 2nd! Thanks to our student organization sponsors, FirstVU and QuestBridge Vanderbilt, for their support.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, November 3rd at 2pm CDT
Graduating First-Gen and Becoming a Graduate Student: First-Generation Student Panel
Location: Sarratt 189


Friday, November 4th at 2pm CDT – Monday, November 7th at 2pm CST
Digital Scavenger Hunt for First-Generation Students
Location: Online


Tuesday, November 8th, from 4:30-6pm CST
National First-Gen Day Student/Faculty/Staff Networking Reception
Location: Multicultural Community Space


Thursday, November 10th at 12pm CST
Straddling Class in the Academy: Discussing the First-Gen Identity
Location: Online (via Zoom)


Friday, November 11th, from 5:30-7pmCST
Paint and Sip
Location: 19th and Grand Building

Vanderbilt Supplier Diversity Meet-and-Greet Miniseries

The purpose of this miniseries is to provide awareness into Vanderbilt University’s procurement processes, and facilitate buyer / diverse supplier connections. The University, along with its partners, the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), will jointly host a miniseries with eight (8) sessions (2 series sessions per quarter).

Starting in April 2022, the University will conduct an Introductory Session for all buyers and diversity suppliers to learn more about the University’s procurement processes including; but not limited, to how to register to become a supplier with the University, and how to be included in upcoming bid requests for proposal. In this session, the structure of the meet-and-greet miniseries to help diverse firms prepare for their respective category-specific sessions, which will also be outlined. During this time period, the partnership will host its inaugural category-specific meet-and-greet session, to will focus on Research related suppliers (i.e., providers of lab supplies, calibration services, chemicals, reagents. Important information regarding the entire miniseries will be shared regarding the six (6) category-specific meet-and-greet sessions in the Introductory Session. Please be sure to join us. Your contacts could lead to contracts.


2022-23 Sessions (register for each individually):