Resources available to the graduate and professional student populations.
The mission of the Center for Student Wellbeing is to create a culture that supports the personal development and academic success of students using an integrative, holistic framework. The CSW offers wellbeing, academic and peer coaching, recovery support services, meditation and yoga, skill-building workshops, substance use screenings, awareness and prevention programming, and referrals.
SCC 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.
The Zerfoss Student Health Center serves 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.
- 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.
- Highly skilled and multi-disciplinary teams of professionals offer urgent care, 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 humility. In addition to the services mentioned, the UCC also offers various Drop-in Consultations and Workshops throughout each week.
- 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 urgent care support or to speak with someone at the UCC after business hours, call the UCC at 615-322-2571.
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.
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 .
Benton Chapel is the largest and main chapel for Vanderbilt University. The chapel is available to be used by different denominations and traditions throughout the week.
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.
Career advising services offered to School of Medicine students.
A series of workshops on a variety of topics including financial stress, saving and budgeting, mindfulness, resilience, and study skills.
The Center for Teaching promotes university teaching that leads to meaningful student learning. Their offerings are available to any members of the Vanderbilt community interested in developing their teaching practices.
The Child and Family Center at Vanderbilt provides quality early childhood education and resources for families.
The Divinity School offers theological graduate-level education.
In a global and multi-religious world, the Divinity school seeks to fulfill the following objectives:
• to engage in theological inquiry;
• to help persons prepare for the practice of Christian ministry and public leadership;
• to encourage personal and spiritual formation;
• to prepare agents of social justice; and
• to educate future scholars and teachers, locally and globally.
Degree programs enable students, with the aid of faculty advisers, to plan a course of study in light of their talents, interests, and professional objectives. Resources of the University and affiliated institutions offer rich opportunities for students to secure additional knowledge and skills in preparation for their vocations.
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 Emergency Department (ER) is a Level 1 Trauma Center offering 24/7 emergency medical care. It is located at 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232.
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.
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 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.
GO THERE is a campus-wide campaign to foster a culture of openness, honest reflection, and brave dialogue about mental health and well-being to enhance and support holistic health among all Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students.
The Graduate Department of Religion, a division within the Graduate School of Vanderbilt University, offers work toward the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in religion.
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.
The Graduate School Career Center assists students and postdoctoral scholars navigate their next career transition.
Visit this site to view family support resources for students.
A support program for students experiencing death or other loss.
An online student job bank featuring part-time on-and-off-campus opportunities.
iHope Network provides video therapy to individuals who desire an easy, accessible way to connect with a mental health professional. Using your phone, tablet, or computer, iHope’s network of compassionate licensed clinicians delivers customized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment that fits your individual needs and personal lifestyle. iHope Network accepts many insurance plans nationwide.
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.
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.
The Islamic Center of Nashville is a school, community center, and mosque offering educational opportunities for people of all faiths.
There are nine libraries at Vanderbilt University with holdings to support research in a wide variety of subjects.
Vanderbilt Law School’s Career Services program helps to place Law students in public- and private-sector positions at law firms, government offices and organizations throughout the United States.
The UCC offers testing services, assessment, and medication management for students with learning disabilities (LD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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.
MAPS is a Vanderbilt University joint initiative with the University Counseling Center (UCC) and the Center for Student Wellbeing (CSW) designed to prevent suicide in the campus community while promoting mental health awareness. The goal of MAPS is to work toward suicide prevention and mental health awareness through education and outreach in the campus community. The UCC staff will work with its campus partners throughout Vanderbilt University to provide skills to students, faculty, and staff to identify and assist those in need of help due to mental health concerns.
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.
A listing of on-and-off-campus sexual health resources for people of all genders.
McTyeire International House is an on-campus living learning community that promotes the use of foreign languages and the awareness of different cultures. McTyeire offers programs to students seeking to improve their fluency in French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish or Russian as well as a program, offered in English, to students seeking to learn more about international topics.
My Student Support Program (My SSP) is a free, 24/7 confidential support program available to all International Students. My SSP provides free access to confidential counseling services, as well as a variety of wellbeing resources, including articles, assessments, and virtual fitness sessions. Real-time support is available by phone and live chat (no appointment needed!), and students may also schedule video appointments. My SSP counselors are available who speak Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, and English. For other language preferences, students may request an appointment with a counselor who speaks their preferred language depending on availability. International students can connect with MySSP by downloading the “My SSP” app from their device’s app store, calling 1-866-743-7732 (US calls) or 001-416-380-6579 (international calls), or by visiting us.myissp.com. International calling charges will apply unless you either call via Wi-Fi, or opt to “call collect” by finding the collect call service for the country in which you are located, and request to make a collect call to 001-416-380-6579. My SSP will accept the collect call charges.
A job board and other resources for VUSN students and alumni.
André L. Churchwell, MD is the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion works to intentionally foster institutional equity, diversity and inclusion by creating educational opportunities, raising awareness, and providing strategies and tools to bring to life the vision of inclusive excellence, both on our campus and in our city.
William H. Robinson is the Vice Provost for Academic Advancement and Executive Director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, and is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University. In this role, he oversees the Office for Inclusive Excellence. He also works to advance the Provost’s priorities focusing on faculty recruitment, retention, and development; student success; curriculum; and a culture of respect, dignity, and care.The OIE works to assess the progress of inclusive excellence across all areas of Academic Affairs.
The Office of Student Accounts is the centralized billing and collection point for Vanderbilt student accounts.
Vanderbilt’s resource for need-based and merit-based financial assistance.
The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life supports the spiritual and religious growth of all Vanderbilt community members while encouraging the ongoing development of interfaith literacy and dialogue.
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.
Peabody Career Services offers students in Peabody’s professional programs (M.Ed., M.P.P, and Ed.D.) resources, programming, and group/individual sessions to effectively launch careers.
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.
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 power-based personal violence and can assist with navigating the University’s resource and support network (including the University Counseling Center, Student Health Center, the Title IX & Discrimination Office, and the Vanderbilt University Police Department) as well as external support and law enforcement resources. Click here to read about Project Safe’s confidentiality policy.
Prophetic Pathways provides programs and services to help current students and graduates of Vanderbilt Divinity School explore questions of vocation and navigate the job search process.
The Recreation and Wellness Center offers wellness, fitness, and aquatic facilities, as well as an outdoor recreation program, club and intramural sports, and nutrition programs, among other services and resources to help keep you feeling well.
Vanderbilt’s Rohr Chabad House offers religious, spiritual, pastoral, and educational services for Jewish students, as well as a social and recreational outlet.
The AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop provides college students with the confidence, knowledge, and skills needed to negotiate their salaries and benefits when they enter the “real world” after Vanderbilt. This workshop can be altered to your specific field or organization’s interests. Request a Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop.
Student Access provides a wide range of disability services and resources for qualified students.
The mission of the Student Center for Social Justice & Identity (SCSJI) is to promote an environment of cultural competency, inclusivity, and awareness on the Vanderbilt campus. Our vision is to provide a comprehensive service of inclusion and cultural engagement that facilitates the creation of an institution dedicated to all forms of racial, cultural, gender, religious, ability, and sexual identity expression. We seek to do this by equipping the Vanderbilt community with the tools necessary to be to effective agents of social change in an increasingly diverse world.
An online hub for students seeking part-time employment at Vanderbilt.
Sexual and reproductive health services offered at the Student Health Center include health exams, family planning, STD testing, pap smears, birth control management, emergency contraception, counseling for pregnant students, and sexual assault evaluation and treatment.
The Title IX and Student Discrimination Office is responsible for the review, investigation, and resolution of reports of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct under the applicable processes as mandated by law.
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health offers highly specialized and personalized care — including inpatient mental health services — for children, teens and adults. Services are available to treat addiction, mood disorders, and psychiatric disorders.
An online resource covering financial topics such as money management, paying for college, and real-world finance. Learn how to manage a budget, understand credit, and increase your savings.
Vanderbilt Hillel is the center of Jewish life at Vanderbilt, serving the religious, social, and educational needs of the undergraduate and graduate Jewish student communities.
The Vanderbilt University Police Department is a professional law enforcement agency dedicated to the protection and security of Vanderbilt University and its diverse community. Call (615) 421-1911 or 911 for emergencies, and 615-322-2745 for non emergencies.
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.
An online resource for students receiving veterans’ educational benefits.
Rev. Dr. Christopher Ross Donald is the University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at Vanderbilt University.
Rev. Gretchen Person is the Associate University Chaplain and Associate Director of Religious Life at Vanderbilt University.
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.
Your Enrollment Services (YES) is the primary academic records and registration portal for Vanderbilt University students, including access to your student billing.
Alcoholic’s Anonymous Nashville
BOLD Fellows Program at the CFT ★
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines ★
Graduate Teaching Fellows Program at the CFT ★
Local and National Sexual Assault Resources
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce
Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Parks and Recreation
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Acoholism (NIIAAA)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
National Student Loan Data System
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Native American Indian Association of Tennessee
Office of Active Citizenship and Service (OACS) ★
Program in African American Diaspora Studies ★
Scholarships and Fellowships ★
Sexual Assault Center of Nashville
Sexual Misconduct and Intimate Partner Violence – Chapter 7 Student Handbook ★
Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity ★
Student Leadership Development (OSLD) ★
Teaching, Difference, and Power Graduate Student Learning Community at the CFT ★
Tennessee Child Care Resources
TN Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP)
TN Statewide Crisis Phone Line
Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT) ★
Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT) ★
Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) ★
Vanderbilt Off-Campus Housing Service ★
Vanderbilt Recovery Support (VRS) ★
VU International Health Insurance ★
Williamson County Public Schools
Women in the Academy at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center ★