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Mission Statement


The Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will serve as an advisor in matters of diversity and inclusion for the Chancellor.  The Vice Chancellor for EDI will ensure that our seminal efforts are promulgated to thought leaders in our city, region, nation and the world.

In addition, the Vice Chancellor for EDI’s focus will be on activities that advance diversity and inclusion tools and best practices with all Vice Chancellors and Vanderbilt University staff and in addition, serve when requested, as a supportive counsel to the Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives/Office of Inclusive Excellence.

In building and codifying these and other activities, the office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will assist the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellors in making Vanderbilt University a national leader in developing tools and practices that ensure a welcoming, nurturing and robustly inclusive community for all who study, learn, teach, research and serve here.


The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion endeavors to help make Vanderbilt University a leading learning institution where achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion are its highest priorities as it trains global citizens who will contribute to the development of a better nation and world.