Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence

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IICC Mission

The mission of the IICC is to promote an environment of cultural competency, inclusivity, and awareness on the Vanderbilt campus.

IICC Vision

Our vision is to provide a comprehensive service of inclusion and cultural competency that facilitates the creation of an institution dedicated to all forms of racial, cultural, gender, religious, and sexual identity expression. We seek to do this by equipping the Vanderbilt community with the tools necessary to be to effect agents of social change in an increasingly diverse world.


To fulfill our mission, the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence (IICC)
  1. Advocates, supports, and advises multicultural and international students and cultural groups.
  2. Provides cultural competency trainings, modules, and workshops to students, staff, and faculty that seek to deepen the level of authentic and inclusive dialogue across the university.
  3. Create intentional educational programming initiatives on intersecting identities of race,faith/religious tradition, nationality, sex, class, gender, sexual identity, and other social identities.
  4. Offer a space and resources that advocate for and support the emotional wellness and well-being of multicultural and international students and cultural groups.
  5. Collaborate with University and community partners to develop strategic partnerships that build a diversity network that ensure a climate of justice, access, equity, and learning and leadership opportunities for all students.