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.
Fall/Spring Semester Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Summer Semester Hours*:
*Staff will be working remotely until JUNE 5th
6/5-6/23 in-person at the Women’s Center
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
During the summer, the KC Potter Center staff will be working remotely during building renovations until June 5th and then will be in the Women’s Center (located next door) Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm until June 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-322-8065. Zoom meetings with leadership can also be scheduled.
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
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.
Vanderbilt JSTOR Archives
The K.C. Potter Center Records contain official documents from Vanderbilt University’s Office of LGBTQI Life, which was founded in 2008. Part of Vanderbilt’s LGBTQ Collection, the K.C. Potter Center Records collection also contains items from related organizations, such as Vanderbilt Lambda Association, and documents pertaining to gender identity and sexual orientation issues on campus prior to the founding of the Office of LGBTQI Life. See our archives here.