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Intellectual Resources

Intellectual wellness is a key part of your journey as a Vanderbilt student. Part of intellectual wellness is being faced with intellectual challenges that help you grow and develop. You are learning new ideas, being asked to think critically and independently, and have a lot of work competing for your time and attention. The below resources are available to help you navigate your academic life. If you need a little extra help in a subject, consider scheduling a tutoring session. Want to learn about smart study habits? Visit the Center for Student Wellbeing for academic skills coaching. There are a variety of student support offices available to help you achieve intellectual wellness.

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Office of Student Care Coordination (OSCC) ★

The OSCC is the central and first point of contact for students to help identify needs and determine the most appropriate resources in Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network and in the Nashville community to address concerns. Student Care Coordinators work collaboratively with students to develop a student success plan, share education about and facilitate connections to appropriate on and off-campus resources, and provide accountability through supportive follow-up meetings.

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Academic Skills Coaching at the CSW ★

Academic and study skills coaching on topics such as time management, organization, test prep, writing papers and reports, dissertation block coaching, and handling academic-related anxiety and stress.

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CASPAR ★

The College of Arts and Science’s Pre-major Academic Advising Resources office.  Each CASPAR adviser is a Vanderbilt faculty member who teaches a First-Year Writing Seminar in their home department in addition to advising pre-major students.

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Drop-in STEM Tutoring ★

Free, drop-in tutoring help sessions open to all undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Courses.

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English Language Center (ELC) ★

The Vanderbilt University English Language Center (ELC) provides English-language support for individuals who have a first language other than English and who are enrolled or working at Vanderbilt University.

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Global Education Office (GEO) ★

The Global Education Office (GEO) is committed to preparing global citizens by providing innovative and high quality international learning experiences that build on Vanderbilt University’s commitment to academic excellence, global engagement and community service.

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Graduate Life Coach ★

The Graduate Life Coach assists Graduate School students and postdoctoral scholars in their academic and professional development during their time at Vanderbilt.  This position supports students and postdocs through individual coaching and group programming around effective time and stress management, resilience, conflict resolution, navigating academic relationships, and juggling work/life responsibilities.

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Health Professions Advisory Office (HPAO) ★

Advising services for students interested in advanced careers in medicine.

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International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) ★

International Student & Scholar Services fosters the education and development of non-immigrant students and scholars to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives. ISSS provides advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural, and personal matters.

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Jean and Alexander Heard Library ★

There are nine libraries at Vanderbilt University with holdings to support research in a wide variety of subjects.

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LD or ADHD Assessment at the UCC ★

The UCC offers testing services, assessment, and medication management for students with learning disabilities (LD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) ★

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is responsible for planning and managing programs and services for Vanderbilt’s postdoctoral community.

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Peabody Office of Student Development and Support Services ★

The mission of Peabody’s Office of Student Development and Support Services is to promote connection, wellness, and support for all Peabody students by fostering student engagement in the College community. In collaboration with campus resource partners, we provide academic, emotional, and social support for all Peabody students. For more information, contact Assistant Dean for Peabody Office of Student Development and Support Services, Monique Robinson at (615) 343-6947, monique.robinson-nichols@vanderbilt.edu.

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Peabody Office of Student Engagement ★

The Peabody Office of Student Engagement provides co-curricular programming for Peabody graduate (Ph.D.) and professional (M.Ed., Ed.D., and M.P.P.)  students. We partner with students, staff, faculty, and administrators to engage in programming that meets students’ diverse needs through a Holistic Engagement Compass. Areas of programming include: Cultural, Physical, Intellectual, Occupational, Community Building, Spiritual, and Emotional.

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Pre-Architecture Advising ★

Advising services for students interested in an advanced career in architecture.

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Pre-Law Advising ★

Advising services for those interested in exploring the career of law.

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Pre-Nursing Advising ★

Advising services for students interested in an advanced career in nursing.

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Student Access Services ★

Student Access Services provides  a wide range of disability services and resources for qualified students.

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Vanderbilt Tutoring ★

Tutoring Services offers one-on-one appointments as well as weekly and pre-exam tutor-facilitated group study opportunities for many introductory and intermediate level courses in biological sciences, chemistry, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics. All services are free and open to Vanderbilt students in any school or major. Appointments are made through the Tutoring Services website.

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Writing Studio ★

The Writing Studio offers free and confidential writing assistance to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty at Vanderbilt University. During 50-minute writing consultation, writers can receive constructive feedback from trained consultants and assistance developing strategies for all stages of the writing process from brainstorming to revision. Additional programming at the Writing Studio includes writing workshops on a wide range of topics, weekly writing groups, and the annual Dissertation Writers Retreat Series. To schedule an appointment and learn more about upcoming opportunities and events, visit the Writing Studio website.

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YES – Your Enrollment Services ★

Your Enrollment Services (YES) is the primary academic records and registration portal for Vanderbilt University students, including access to your student billing.

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