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E. Bronson Ingram College

E. Bronson Ingram College welcomed the first cohort of students in the Fall of 2018.

E. Bronson Ingram College is located on the former site of Vanderbilt and Barnard halls and provides housing for 340 sophomores, juniors, and seniors. E. Bronson Ingram College offers a variety of spaces in which its residents can live, learn, collaborate and socialize. The 205,000 sq. ft. facility houses students, faculty and graduate students. Residents have on-site access to a shared dining room, study lounges, social spaces and formal & informal outdoor green spaces.

E. Bronson Ingram College represents an expansion of the Residential Colleges program—a key pillar of the Academic Strategic Plan representing vibrant living-learning communities that create transformative educational experiences for Vanderbilt students.

College Leadership

Teresa A. Goddu is the Faculty Head of E. Bronson Ingram College and an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Goddu specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, slavery and antislavery, as well as print, material, and visual culture. Her current research focuses on the environmental humanities, specifically contemporary climate fiction. She is the recipient of the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities and the Chancellor’s Cup.

Signature Programs

Bronson Breaks: This is the weekly signature program in E. Bronson Ingram College. Residents join Dr. Goddu for games and refreshments every Wednesday evening on the faculty residence patio.

College Teas: Each month, Dr. Goddu invites a special guest to join the residents of Bronson College over tea for a lively discussion around a topic of interest.

Bronson College council

The Bronson College Council is comprised of five Vanderbilt student leaders who are residents of Bronson, each dedicated to the development of the college community. Working alongside the Faculty Head of College and gathering input from their fellow residents, the Bronson Council generates programs that enrich the learning environment of the college.

2021-2022 E. Bronson Ingram College Council

  • President: Noah Barboza, Class of 2022
  • Public Relations Chair: Zakiya Mensah, Class of 2023
  • Sophomore Representative: Chandler Alexander, Class of 2024
  • Junior Representative: Suong Tran, Class of 2023
  • Senior Representative: Drew Doughan, Class of 2022

Cross-College Community Building

Vanderbilt’s campus is more diverse and dynamic than ever before. With this exciting progress comes a heightened responsibility—and opportunity—to enrich the connections, camaraderie and support among our evolving community. Learn more about how the Residential Colleges system build cross-college community on the Community Building page.

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