Social wellness is the ability to make healthy social connections and relationships with others. The below resources will help you engage socially, seek community, and maintain positive personal relationships. These resources are also designed to support those students with partners and families in Nashville.
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.
- As a key component of Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network, the UCC provides mental health assessment, support, and treatment for all students enrolled at Vanderbilt, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The UCC also serves postdoctoral scholars appointed by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
- Highly skilled and multi-disciplinary teams of professionals offer crisis intervention, substance abuse counseling, short-term individual counseling, group therapy, biofeedback, ADHD and learning disorder assessments, and psychiatric assessment and pharmacologic treatment. Treatment plans are tailored to each individual’s unique background and needs. UCC professionals support the University’s mission of fostering inclusive excellence through cultural awareness and competence. In addition to regular hours and evening/weekend crisis response, the UCC offers various “Let’s Talk” locations and affinity groups.
- To access UCC services, visit the Office of Student Care Coordination’s website at www.vanderbilt.edu/carecoordination or call the OSCC at 615-343-WELL (9355). For immediate crisis support or to speak with someone at the UCC after business hours, call the UCC at 615-322-2571.
The Office of Arts & Campus Events (ACE) includes the major arts and campus programming initiatives on Vanderbilt’s campus: Vanderbilt Programming Board, Vanderbilt Performing Arts Community, Sarratt Art Studios, Sarratt Gallery, Sarratt Youth Art Institute, and the Vanderbilt Dance Program .
The BCC is a gathering place for all students offering support and development, community outreach and service, and cultural and educational programming. The BCC’s programs and partnerships serve to promote respect, understanding, tolerance, and a greater appreciation for cultural and racial diversity.
The Child and Family Center at Vanderbilt provides quality early childhood education and resources for families.
As part of Vanderbilt Divinity School’s effort to create broad communities of care for all students, the DIV School offers regular gatherings for students, spouses, and partners.
The Vanderbilt University English Language Center (ELC) offers various opportunities for spouses and partners of current Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff.
Vanderbilt’s social media team’s website will connect you with the Vanderbilt social media community.
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.
Visit this site to view family support resources for students.
Vanderbilt University is home to 17 national fraternities and 15 national sororities, representing chapters from the North-American Interfraternity Conference, National Panhellenic Conference, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. and the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations.Visit this site to learn more about Vanderbilt’s Greek community.
The Office of Housing and Residential Experience provides safe, secure, comfortable, accessible and healthy housing for its residents. Visit their website for information on policies, programming, housing assignments, or student employment opportunities.
Spouse and family programs offered by the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to promote friendships and understanding among international spouses, families and U.S. citizens.
Vanderbilt’s Office of LGBTQI Life 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 — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — by creating educational, cultural, and social opportunities. The office also supports and advises LGBTQI-related campus groups and activities.
Spouses of current Vanderbilt faculty, Vanderbilt faculty emeriti, staff and students, as well as domestic partners have courtesy and borrowing privileges at the Vanderbilt Libraries. Dependent children of current staff and faculty are welcome to use the library on site but do not have borrowing privileges. Visit this website to learn more.
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.
The Owen Partners Association (OPA) is an official school club of the Owen Graduate School of Management that helps connect spouses, fiancés and finacées, partners and families to the Owen community.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Vanderbilt Recovery Support (VRS) provides a supportive and accountable community for individuals concerned about their alcohol or other drug misuse and those actively in recovery from addiction. This collegiate recovery program provided by the Center for Student Wellbeing offers biweekly meetings, monthly seminars, and recovery housing (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recoverysupport). Additionally, a support group for friends and family is offered. Students can also get connected with a variety of additional alcohol and other drug support resources by reaching out to the Center for Student Wellbeing.