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Dean of Students Comms E-Newsletter [Vanderbilt University]

November 2016

Dear Vanderbilt Students,

Several of the centers under the charge of the Dean of Students have announced open houses and other services, in which students may engage to address what they may be feeling. The schedule, below, is a work in progress, and students are welcome to call any of these locations or the Dean of Students office (615-322-6400) for updated information.


Black Cultural Center (615-322-2524):

Thursday, November 10, beginning at noon in the BCC Auditorium.


Inclusion Initiatives & Cultural Competence (615-322-5089):

Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11, beginning at 10am,
Multicultural Lounge, Sarratt 337.


Center for Student Wellbeing (615-322-0480):

Thursday, November 10, Meditation from 3:15-3:45;

Thursday, November 10 drop-in hours from 10am-noon

Friday, November 11, drop-in hours from 2-4


Project Safe (615-875-0660):

Open from 8am to 5pm; coffee, tea, and snacks available;

conference room and upstairs lobby area available;

hotline remains available 24/7 at 615-322-SAFE (7233).


Office of LGBTQI Life/KC Potter Center (615-322-3330):

Thursday, November 10, Community gathering and reflection from Noon-2pm.


International Student and Scholar Services (615-322-2753):

Thursday, November 10, 8am to 5pm.


Office of University Chaplain and Religious Life (615-322-2457):

  • Open Grief Net session, Thursday 4:30-5:30pm.
  • Students may make appointments with either university chaplain for personal counseling at any time on any day.

Women’s Center (615-322-4843)

Thursday, November 10, 8am-5pm


Panel Discussion:

Monday, November 14, 4-6pm in a location TBD:

“Perspectives on Social-Justice post-election: Panel and student discussion” featuring Marc Hetherington, Efren Perez, Clive Mentzel, and Brooke Ackerly. Co-sponsored by Active Citizenship and Service, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, and the Political Science Department.



Subsequent to Tuesday’s election results, a number of students¬†have expressed concerns about personal safety. Allow us to take this opportunity to summarize Vanderbilt resources for addressing these concerns.

Call the Vanderbilt University Police Department

  • For immediate threats: 615-421-1191
  • For emergencies: 911
  • For non-emergency reporting: 615-322-2745

You may also want to visit http://police.vanderbilt.edu/services/safevu.php on your mobile device to download the SafeVU application.

Incidents may also be reported to the office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity through its several online report forms. All forms can be found at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentaccountability/. (Please note that findings and results of the student accountability process are FERPA protected, and cannot be shared with complainants.)


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