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The K.C. Potter Center

About the Center

K.C. Potter, an older white man in a suit with a bowtie and holding a hat, leans on the stair railing outside the Center. A pride flag is visible in the background.
Dean K.C. Potter standing in front of the center named after him

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.

Fall/Spring Semester Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The most comfortable couches on campus, a useable kitchen, an extensive LGBTQ2S+ 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

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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 LGBTQ2S+ 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 LGBTQ2S+ 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.

All are encouraged to watch the Vanderbilt Luminaries Series to learn more about K.C. Potter. Both the shortened and extended versions can be found on YouTube, with the full-length one found below:

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