“It’s About Time 2” Student Leadership Institute Conference

Are you a student leader? Are you living with a sense of purpose? How are you utilizing your leadership skills and abilities? Our Student Leadership Conference offers the perfect opportunity to answer these questions, explore your interests, solidify your values, and follow through on what you believe in.

We invite students to join the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Office of Student Leadership Development, The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and various campus partners at Vanderbilt University for the 2nd Annual Student Leadership Institute Conference on Friday and Saturday,  February 14 and 15.

This year-€™s theme,  -€œIt-€™s about time 2-€ Among the many exciting and thought provoking topics we will explore:

  • Effective Communication
  • Social Justice
  • College Finances Now and Beyond
  • Life Skills Beyond College
  • Identity Politics: Navigating the Minority College Experience
  • The Importance of Diversity in Higher Education
  • The Leader-€™s Bucket List
  • Real Talk

Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills in these areas and network with student leaders from surrounding colleges and universities. We encourage students to sign up for this life changing experience.

How Do I Register?

Vanderbilt University Students may register through Anchor Link.   After clicking  here, sign in with your VUNet ID and password and once you-€™re logged in, complete the form.

Non-Vanderbilt Students

If you attend another college or university in the middle Tennessee area you must have a sponsor that represents your institution.   Even though there is no registration fee a list of attendees must be submitted by your institution-€™s representative to be evaluated for inclusion in the conference.   If you need help locating a sponsor please contact our off-site coordinator, Rev. Dr. Michael McDonald

Any other questions about the conference should be directed to

Thank you for your interest in this important program and we hope to see you on February 14th.