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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Our Mission

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging within Student Affairs strives to create an affirming environment that reflects the richness of human diversity and enables every student to thrive. We recognize that each student brings a unique perspective to the Vanderbilt community, and our goal is to cultivate a sense of belonging where they each have access to resources and equitable support systems that cater to their individual needs. We aim to empower students to excel academically, socially, and personally, preparing them to contribute meaningfully to an interconnected and diverse world.

Identity Initiatives

Identity Initiatives include support of groups such as first-generation college students, Indigenous and Native students, Latinx and Hispanic students, low-income students, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students, Muslim students, Jewish students, and students who identify with visible and invisible disabilities.

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