The K.C. Potter Center
About the Center
LGBTQI Life, located within the physical structure of the K.C. Potter Center, is a cultural center and a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities, and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to stop by during our office hours, from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Summer hours may differ.
The most comfortable couches on campus, a useable kitchen, an extensive LGBTQI+ DVD and magazine collection, and lively conversations are among the many reasons to visit us. The office is also open during our student group meetings, programs, and events. We are staffed by three full-time professionals, a graduate assistant, and a team of student assistants. Vanderbilt-affiliated groups and offices can also reserve the center for events and programs using the reservation form below.
Where we’re located
The K.C. Potter Center, Euclid, 2304E Vanderbilt Place
About our namesake: K.C. Potter
K.C. Potter, Vanderbilt’s long-serving dean of residential and judicial affairs, retired after 36 years at the University as a student and administrator. Potter cared deeply for all Vanderbilt students, particularly marginalized students, including Vanderbilt’s LGBTQI+ population. Potter was the first administrator to reach out to them, give them a voice, and help them stake their claim on campus life. For almost 10 years, Potter let Vanderbilt’s LGBTQI+ undergraduate student group, Lambda, meet at his home on West Side Row. Potter now spends his days happily working on his farm with his partner, Richard.
Land Acknowledgment Statement
The Office of LGBTQI Life joins the Vanderbilt Student Government in collectively acknowledging that Vanderbilt University occupies the ancestral hunting and traditional lands of the Cherokee, Shawnee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek peoples. Today, these people have nation boundaries in Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Mississippi, after the Indian Removal Act of 1830 led to the forced removal of southern tribes to the west of the Mississippi River. In particular, the University resides on land ceded in the Treaty of Hopewell (1795-96). We recognize and support the Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those forcibly removed from their Homelands.
We also recognize the resistance, strength, and pride of other people of color whose ancestors worked, lived, and bled on this land without benefit or due compensation. We stand as accomplices alongside you in the fight for equity.