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Programs & Events

Let Your Anchor Down Dinner Series

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 amongst Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students through culturally relevant and responsive topics that allow for multiple social identities to interact and intersect with one another.

  • 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

February 7th-Mental Health in the Black Community

This month we will host a dinner discussion with Associate Professor, Dr. Derek Griffith (Medicine, Health & Society),  Rev. Shantell Hinton (OUCRL) and JaNiene Peoples (CSW). RSVP is required, Space is limited!  RSVP:

March 14th-Ableism Through the Years

Join us as we host Dr. Forber-Pratt, a Paralympic ambassador and Assistant Professor from the Peabody College of Education.  RSVP:

April 11th– Dismantling Rape Culture

Join us as we host Cara Tuttle-Bell, Director of Project Safe Center and Lecturer for Women’s and Gender Studies as we explore the topic of “Dismantling Rape Culture” in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  RSVP:

All Let Your Anchor Down Dinners take place in Sarratt 325/327 and begin at 6:00pm



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.





Student of Color Affinity Group

Being a person of color in a predominately white environment is a complex and often stressful experience.  The Student of Color (SoC) affinity group serves as a way to openly engage in dialogues around what it means to be a student of color on this campus. This group serves to increase the awareness of students to the fact that there are other individuals who share similar multicultural lived experiences.  The SoC ultimately serves as a resource for students of color to come together weekly in order to enhance their success at VU.

Multicultural Lounge Schedule:
January 29th, 12pm-1pm
February 19th, 12pm-1pm
March 26th, 12pm-1pm