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Office of the Dean of Students

310 Sarratt Student Center; (615) 322-6400

For general questions about student life:

Mission Statement:
The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at Vanderbilt, advancing the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other university departments.


Automobile Registration and Parking

Office of Parking Services

111 28th Ave S; (615) 322-2554

All motor vehicles operated by Vanderbilt student athletes must be registered annually with the Office of Traffic and Parking and the Department of Student Athletics. To register a vehicle on campus, students must present a current Vanderbilt student ID card and a copy of the state vehicle registration certificate. If residing off campus, the student must provide verification of address (e.g., copy of lease, piece of mail). Registered vehicles are issued a numbered parking decal bearing markings that correspond to parking areas shown on the campus parking map. A vehicle registration fee is charged. This fee is the responsibility of the student athlete. To register your vehicle with the Department of Student Athletics, please contact the Compliance Office. Note that bicycles must be registered with the Vanderbilt Police Department.

Parking Fines: Fines assessed against a student are charged to his/her Student Account. Students will not be allowed to register for the following term if fines have not been paid.


The Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life

2421 Vanderbilt Place; (615) 322-8376

The Schulman Center provides a number of facilities and services for Vanderbilt students. The ground floor houses Grins, a kosher vegetarian café and a large social space in the front of the building that is used for social gatherings, Hillel dinners and informal discussions. The second floor houses a classroom, offices and a library.


Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

(615) 322-2524; fax (615) 343-4215

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to midnight,

Monday through Friday and weekends as needed

The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center provides educational and cultural programming on the African world experience for the University. The center represents the University’s efforts in promoting diversity and fostering understanding and appreciation of the values and cultural heritages of people of African origin worldwide. In this respect, the center also serves as a clearinghouse for information relative to African and African-descended life and culture. The center is a system of support to African-descended students but is open to all students for small meetings and gatherings throughout the year.


Office of Housing and Residential Education

(615) 322-2591



General Library Phone: (615) 322-2800

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library System consists of nine divisional libraries. The General Library Building houses the Central Library, Divinity Library, and Special Collections. Other campus libraries are the Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library (in Stevenson Center), the Peabody Library (on the Peabody campus), the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library (204 Law School), the Walker Management Library (148 Management Hall), the Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library, and the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library (200 Blair School), as well as the Fine Arts Gallery (Cohen Memorial Hall) and Television News Archive (Baker Building).


Mail Service

The mail service is located on the lower level of Rand and is available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parcel pickup is available on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon during the fall and spring semesters; all windows are closed on Saturday during the summer.

Mail and/or packages should be addressed in the following manner:

John Q. Athlete

PMB 35XXXX (xxxx is the student’s assigned 4-digit box number)

2301 Vanderbilt Place

Nashville TN 37235 – xxxx (xxxx is the student’s assigned 4-digit box number)

  • Always include a return address on all of your mail.
  • Do not ship or mail to a student’s residence hall.
  • Please use the registered name of the student on all mail pieces.
  • Use pre-printed address labels and return labels on all mail, or please write legibly.
  • NEVER SEND CASH IN THE USPS OR CAMPUS MAIL!!! If you choose to send cash it will be at your own risk! VU Mail Services will not be responsible for cash sent through USPS or campus mail. Cash should always be delivered in person.
  • Insure important items for the value of the contents. They will not pay for more than the item / items are worth.
  • Please use some type of tracking media (Signature Confirmation, Certified or Registered) if you are sending anything of critical importance, such as passports, credit cards, medicine, glasses, checkbook, etc


The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

2304D Vanderbilt Place, Franklin House

(615) 322-4843

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is an affirming space for women and for all members of the Vanderbilt community that actively resists sexism and all forms of oppression by providing resources and educational programming. We believe that progress toward gender equity calls all of us to be champions for change. We work to build community in diversity by creating spaces for open dialogue. We strive to foster a community of belonging on Vanderbilt’s campus and to empower all people to have a voice.  The programs and services are open to students, faculty and staff, as well as interested members of the local community.


Project Safe Center

304 West Side Row (615) 875-0660 or 24 hour hotline 615-322-SAFE (7233)

The mission of the Project Safe Center is to provide information, support, referrals, and education about sexual and intimate partner violence (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking), as well as consent, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality to the Vanderbilt University community. Project Safe serves as a central resource for those impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence and can assist with navigating the University’s resource and support network (including the University Counseling Center, Student Health, the Title IX and Student Discrimination Office, Equal Employment Opportunity, the Employee Assistance Program, and the Vanderbilt University Police Department), as well as external support and law enforcement resources. Call the Project Safe Hotline, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a Victim Resource Specialist now.


 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life

K.C. Potter Center

Euclid, 312 West Side Row

(615) 322-3330

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life at Vanderbilt University 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. LGBTQI Life serves all members of the Vanderbilt community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, by creating educational, cultural, and social opportunities. The office also supports and advises LGBTQ2S+-related campus groups and activities.

In all cases the office provides confidentiality for visitors and inquiries.


University Counseling Center

2015 Terrace Place

(615) 322-2571

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

The University Counseling Center supports the mental health needs of Vanderbilt students, encouraging their work toward their academic and personal goals. Our highly skilled and multidisciplinary staff develop evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique background and needs by working together with students, campus partners, and community providers. The UCC also emphasizes prevention and education through collaboration and consultation focused on the development of the skills and self-awareness needed to excel in a challenging educational environment.

We offer culturally responsive services in a safe and affirming space, and are committed to engaging in an ongoing dialogue that provides our team with opportunities to grow in the context of their own cultural identity development. The UCC is committed to understanding the role of diverse experiences and backgrounds in order to best promote mental health and wellbeing in the lives of individuals and in our community.


Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

401 Kirkland Hall; 615-343-2644

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion endeavors to help make Vanderbilt University a leading learning institution where achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion are its highest priorities as it trains global citizens who will contribute to the development of a better nation and world.


Student Health Center

Zerfoss Building; Appointment Line: (615) 322-2427

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Zerfoss Student Health Center is here to serve the primary care needs of the Vanderbilt student community. There are no office co-pays for routine visits, and all registered students are eligible for care, regardless of insurance coverage.


The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life

401 24th Ave S; (615) 322-2457

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life nurtures an inclusive community of communities consisting of diverse religious, spiritual, and secular perspectives, wisdom traditions, and worldviews where all students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and staff are invited to experience hospitality, to engage in discovery, and to practice generosity. We build a community of diverse religious and spiritual perspectives, wisdom traditions, and worldviews where students, faculty, and staff may experience belonging, support, care, and reflective engagement as they take part in: vibrant campus communities that encompass, cultivate, and teach about diverse religious, spiritual, and secular perspectives, wisdom traditions, and worldviews; authentic interfaith engagement and non-sectarian reflection; careful discernment and compassionate, ethical action in the world as individuals and as a community; emotional and spiritual support offered through pastoral care and community gathering.

Student groups affiliated with the University Chaplain’s office:

  • Chabad Jewish Student Organization
  • Every Nation Campus
  • Hillel
  • Jewish Law Student Association
  • Methodist Divinity Student Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Narrative 4 Vanderbilt
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship
  • Owen Christian Business Association
  • Peabody Jewish Association
  • Reformed University Fellowship
  • Secular Student Alliance
  • Society of St. Cornelius
  • Society of Sts. Cosmas and Damien
  • Synesis: A Journal of Christian Thought and Expression
  • UKirk Nashville
  • Vanderbilt Black Seminarians
  • Vanderbilt Interfaith Council
  • Vandy Karma
  • Voices of Praise
  • Wesley Fellowship


Offices on Campus

Card Services

184 Sarratt Student Center | 322.2273

Career Center

Student Life Center, Suite 220 | 322.2750

Center for Student Wellbeing

1211 Stevenson Center Lane | 322.0480

Chancellor’s Office

211 Kirkland Hall | 322.1813

Dean of Students

310 Sarratt Student Center | 322.6400

Campus Dining

5102 Branscomb Quadrangle | 322.2999

Financial Aid

2309 West End Avenue | 322.3591

Student Health Center

Zerfoss Building, MCN | 322.2427

Honor Council

365 Sarratt Student Center | 322.3056

Housing and Residential Experience

4100 Branscomb Quadrangle | 322.2591

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Hill Center Addition | 343.2100 | Help Desk: 343.9999

International Student and Scholar Services

Student Life Center, Suite 103 | 322.2753

Equal Opportunity and Access

Lowe’s Vanderbilt Building Suite 780 | 343.4709

Police and Security

2800 Vanderbilt Place | 322.2745

University Registrar

Baker Building, Suite 110 | 322.7701

Student Accounts

Baker Building, 3rd Floor | 322.6693

Student Loans

Baker Building, 3rd Floor | 322.6693

Global Education Office

Student Life Center, Suite 115 | 343.3139

Traffic and Parking

111 28th Ave S.| 322.2554

Office of Active Citizenship and Service

Student Life Center, Suite 109 | 322.1348

Writing Studio

Curb Center, Suite 112 | 343.2225

217 Commons Center | 343.7722


Dean’s Offices

College of Arts and Science 322.2851 404 Buttrick Hall
Blair School of Music 322.7660 1113 Blair
Divinity School 343.3960 110 Divinity School
School of Engineering 322.0720 5332 Stevenson Center
Graduate School 343.2727 411 Kirkland Hall
Law School 322.2617 239 Law Building
School of Medicine 936.3030 D-3300 MCN 2104
School of Nursing 343.8876 111 Godchaux Hall
Owen Graduate School of Management 322.2223 313 Management Hall
Peabody College 322.8407 329 Peabody Administration Building