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Become a Vanderbilt Parent Ambassador

Our parent community is a vibrant and critical part of Vanderbilt’s story and success. From supporting your student throughout their time here to financial contributions that help provide essential programming, our parents bolster our community each day. 

By being a Vanderbilt Parent Ambassador, parents can be involved where and when they want. We have opportunities in your local area, virtually, and on campus. We hope you will join our team!

Volunteer with the Career Center

Parents can assist Vanderbilt students in the exploration of potential career paths. Whether it is through casual conversation or participating in a workshop, the internships and job opportunities provided are essential for our students.

  • Hire Dores – Open doors in your industry by sharing job opportunities. By hiring dynamic
  • Volunteer to be a guest speaker or panelist to provide advice and inspire students during events.
  • Mentorship – Share your wisdom on your industry and provide valuable guidance on career paths.

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Recruit the next generation of Dores

Wave the black and gold flag in your community and encourage future Dores to apply to Vanderbilt. And once admitted, encourage them to accept their offer of admission.

  • Speak to prospective students and families at Vanderbilt & You events.
  • Participate in Admissions panels and share your Vanderbilt experiences with prospective families.
  • Reach out to prospective families and share your Vanderbilt story




Welcome and wayfinding

Be a welcoming voice to incoming families and connect with other members of the parent community in your local area.

  • Meet and welcome our incoming families to the Vanderbilt community at Commodore Launches. 
  • Greet families and answer questions during Move-In Day and parent orientation. 
  • Be a part of the biggest on-campus parent and family event of the year by checking in families during Family Weekend.
  • Be an active member of the Vanderbilt Parent Facebook group welcoming our incoming families.


Connect with other Vanderbilt families 

Host or attend local events to meet other Vanderbilt families

  • Vanderbilt Chapters provide a wonderful way to connect parents, students, alumni, and friends worldwide. 

Vanderbilt Chapters

  • Parent and Family Socials are an opportunity for Vandy families to engage with one another on a regional level and foster connections.  

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We hope you will want to join our team of outstanding parent leaders. Please reach out to our office if you have any questions at or sign up below

I want to become a Parent Ambassador!