Vanderbilt Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Timeline
To advance equity, diversity and inclusion on our campus, we must tell the full story of Vanderbilt’s rich and complicated past. The timeline below highlights not just our proudest moments as an institution but also the more challenging aspects of our history, reflecting both our continued growth and aspirations as we look to foster a sense of belonging through meaningful programming and initiatives. We invite you to take this journey with us from the founding of Peabody College in 1785 through more recent university developments.
*Some of the text in this timeline has been reused from other Vanderbilt University publications or sources.