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Programs & Events

Let Your Anchor Down

“Let Your Anchor Down” is a faculty dialogue program designed to provide space for critical dialogue and self-exploration. This monthly program facilitates the building of network and community among Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students through culturally relevant and responsive topics that allow for multiple social identities to interact and intersect with one another.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will recognize faculty as trustworthy co-learners in their Vanderbilt experience.
  • Participants will employ tools to dialogue across difference about social justice topics.
  • Participants will express a greater appreciation for the diversity of thought and multiple identities within the Vanderbilt community.


Upcoming Dates

Let Your Anchor Down Faculty Dinner Series : “This is America, A Conversation on Hate Crime, Gun Control and The Criminal Justice System”

Featuring Dr. Laurie Woods and Dr. Rosevelt Noble

September 19th  6 – 8 Pm Sarratt 335



Let Your Anchor Down Faculty Dinner Series : The Elephant in The Room: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQI Community with KCPC

Featuring Dr. Gilbert Gonzalez and Kathrine Drotos Cuthbert

October 24th  6 – 8 Pm  Sarratt 335



Let Your Anchor Down Faculty Dinner Series : InclusAbility 101

Featuring Vice Provost Melissa Thomas Hunt

November 14th  6 – 8 Pm  Warren and Moore



End Of The Month Kickbacks

The End of the Month Kickback is an opportunity for members of the Vanderbilt community to mentally reset and recharge. Each month, IICC will seek to foster an environment that engages in healthy wellness and well-being initiatives and practices that are culturally relevant to the needs of multicultural, international, and underrepresented populations.

  • Participants will build supportive relationships with peers and IICC staff
  • Participants will identify the MCL as a place of community, comfort, and civility
  • Participants will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated as a result of their engagement


Upcoming dates

January 31st-Family Feud

Join IICC for some friendly competition as we explore career development topics!

February 28th– Black History Month Celebration

March 30th-Transgender Day of Visibility with KCPC

April 24th-Senior Sendoff/Field day

All End of the Month Kickbacks take place in the Multicultural Lounge (Sarratt 335) and begin at 11:30am.





UCC @ IICC Open Space

The office has partnered with the University Counseling Center to openly engage in dialogue around what it means to be a student of color on this campus. Every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., we invite students to unwind and connect in the Multicultural Lounge to gain tips on managing stress and identity development throughout one’s lifetime.

Dates and Topics:

November 5th • Isolation
November 12th • Self-Care
November 26th • Self-Perception
December 3rd • Stress Management
December 10th • Identity