Health & Safety

The health, wellness and safety of every Vanderbilt student is a top priority for all members of our faculty and staff. Students have access to a full range of resources and services designed to ensure their personal safety and their physical and mental well-being.

Health and Safety

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Physical and Mental Health

The Office of Student Care Coordination is the central and first point of contact for any undergraduate, graduate or professional student with a personal, academic, emotional or medical concern. Comprising dedicated student care coordinators, the office is dedicated to providing one-on-one, continuous care to students as they navigate life events and work toward their goals at Vanderbilt and beyond.

The Student Care Network is a holistic network of services and resources developed to optimize the health, wellness and safety of all Vanderbilt University students.

Staffed by Vanderbilt physicians and nurse practitioners, the Student Health Center provides a wide range of services, from acute care needs to chronic disease management. While appointments are preferred, students’ physical ailments and issues are typically treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The mental and emotional well-being of students is also integral to the overall educational experience at Vanderbilt. The University Counseling Center provides individual counseling that can include personal, academic or emotional support.

The David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center offers state-of-the-art facilities for exercise and activities—from group yoga classes to intramural competitions. The center includes 290,000 square feet indoors, along with six acres of outdoor space.

Physical and Mental Health

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Safety

With a staff of more than 100, the Vanderbilt University Police Department (VUPD) is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the state of Tennessee. In addition to providing around-the-clock security to all members of the Vanderbilt community, the department also offers a variety of services for students, including VandyRide, a complimentary, campuswide shuttle service, and VandySafe, a free app that connects students to the VUPD via their cellphones.

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