Student Life

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Learning Beyond the Classroom

A student organization where your student forges lifelong friendships. Performing arts or sports where your student can share their talents. Volunteering in the community to help those in need.

At Vanderbilt University, your student's education goes beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whatever their interests or passions, there's a club or activity to help them find their community and make the most of their experience.

Find Their Community

Vanderbilt is home to over 500 registered student clubs and organizations. The list includes everything from academic-focused clubs and organizations dedicated to social causes to groups just for fun! Joining a club is a great way to build friendships, develop leadership skills and discover new interests. You can help your student find a club that's right for them.

Anchor Link is a crucial tool for student organizations, helping leaders engage with members, publicize events, post important news, or receive applications. Anchor Link serves as the central calendar for student life and has groups for every registered student organization, residence hall, and living learning community on campus as well as a variety of university departments, programs, and resources.

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Student Care Network

The Student Care Network is a holistic network of services and resources pertaining to health and wellness available to all Vanderbilt University students who have paid the Student Health Fee.

A student's life can be stressful. As a family member you may recognize physical or emotional signs of distress in your student. You can report your concerns to the Student Care Coordination office so that your student can get wellness support. 


More to Explore

  • Major and Career Exploration

    The Career center's primary goal is to help students gain clarity about their future. They offer a full range of services to help your student with whatever plans they have- be it a career, an internship, graduate study, a fellowship, a gap year, or an entrepreneurial endeavor.


  • Immersion Vanderbilt

    Immersion Vanderbilt provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to pursue their passions and cultivate intellectual interests through experiential learning. This intensive learning experience takes place in and beyond the classroom and culminates in the completion of a final project.


  • Cheer on the Commodores

    As a Vanderbilt Student, you student has a free ticket to every Vanderbilt home game. This can be a great way to connect with others while cheering on the 'Dores!


  • Study Abroad

    Vanderbilt University is committed to ensuring that study abroad is accessible and affordable for all students. Courses abroad can count toward your major or minor, and your financial aid package will follow you abroad.


  • VU Recreation and Wellness Center

    The Vanderbilt David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center enhances the student experience by cultivating diverse, meaningful connections and encouraging lifelong learning through programs and services that promote healthy lifestyles. In addition, the Rec Center offers Intramurals, Group Fitness Classes, and more!


  • Identity Centers

    The Vanderbilt Identity Centers work to ensure that all students feel supported and accepted throughout their Vanderbilt journey.


Campus Contacts

Still need help finding what you're looking for? We'll be happy to point you in the right direction! Feel free to send us an email at