Sarratt Student Center | Rand Hall
The Sarratt Student Center is named for Charles Madison Sarratt (1888-1978), whose bust (and personal “mission statement”) decorate the original main entrance. Sarratt had a storied 62-year career, during which he taught mathematics, served as Dean of Students, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Dean of Alumni and (for four brief months in 1945), Chancellor Pro Tempore.
Sarratt Student Center reflects the product of four distinct phases of construction. Rand Dining Hall was built in 1952, its location central to Vanderbilt Campus. In 1974, Sarratt was erected in the form of two buildings — the cinema/art gallery, and the Glove Lounge/Overcup Oak — joined by an elevated walkway, under which students could pass to reach Rand. The dining hall and bookstore were rebuilt and expanded in 1986 at a cost of $6 million. In 2000, the 56,000-square-foot Sarratt complex received an 18,000-square-foot expansion in the form of the enclosed Promenade and the 3rd floor Skylight. Student complaints of Sarratt’s being confusingly arranged, poorly lit and visually unnerving were addressed by joining the 3 separate Rand/Sarratt buildings into the single large structure of today.
2302 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240
The Pub has been a staple of the Sarratt Student Center experience since it opened in 1974. The Pub caters to those looking for true pub fare–burgers, fries, chicken fingers, and more. As a campus rite of passage, students celebrate their 21st birthdays with an adult beverage – The Pub being the only spot at Vanderbilt to offer this service. It’s a good place to de-stress at the end of a school week.
Rand Dining Center
Rand Dining Center provides students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to eat and interact. Rand Dining offers a variety of foods such as the infamous Rand Cookie, build-your-own grain bowls, and a Tex-Mex station. Befriend the dining workers to solidify a true Vandy family experience.
Rand Munchie Mart
Rand Munchie Mart features grab-and-go lunch and snack options. With a balance between traditional on-the-run snacks and fresh nutritional options like sandwiches, salads, yogurt, fresh fruit, and bottled smoothies, the Munchie Mart offers a nutritional version of fast food.
Baseball Glove Lounge
Since Sarratt opened its doors in 1974, the Baseball Glove Lounge has played host to its namesake–a replica of the famous Joe Chair. Italian designers de Pas, D’Urbino, and Lomazzi created the Joe Chair (named for Joe DiMaggio) in 1970. It gained fame when this modern piece of furniture was exhibited at MoMa in 1972.
The Baseball Glove Lounge is one of the most popular quiet study spaces on campus. Located between Rand Dining Hall and the Sarratt Student Center, the Baseball Glove Lounge is a great place to settle down with food, gaze out at the beautiful views of the Alumni Lawn, and make good use of your textbooks in this cozy nook.
3U Game Room
The 3U Games Room opened in the Summer of 2009 after the Vanderbilt Student Government and the Sarratt Student Center collaborated to liven up the space. Surrounded by “Dores” of the past, students venture to 3U to relax over a game of pool or foosball. All equipment needed for a game of 9-ball or a quick foosball match is located just steps away from The Pub, creating an elevated pool hall feel.
Sarratt Art Studios
Since 1975, Sarratt Art Studios has been the best-kept secret on Vanderbilt University’s campus. Ten-week non-credit classes are open to Vanderbilt students, faculty/staff, and the Nashville community. We offer a variety of classes in photography, pottery, jewelry, drawing, painting, book arts, printmaking, fused glass, and more. All classes are taught by some of the finest Nashville artists at very affordable prices.
Sarratt Art Studios http://www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart/
The Sarratt Gallery showcases artists from all over the country as well as from Vanderbilt. Shows change each month, and include the popular Holiday Arts Festival, which features contemporary crafts by Tennessee artists. See the Gallery website for an exhibition calendar. The Gallery is located in the main lobby of the Sarratt Student Center. All events are open to the public free of charge.
343 Sarratt Student Center
Fax: (615) 343-8081
E-Mail: David Heustess
Experiencing its grand opening in the Fall 2023 semester, Wasabi is the new, highly loved stop for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy some of their favorites. Offering various sushi rolls, sashimi options, boba tea flavors, and more, Wasabi has something for everybody. Swing by in between classes or before a meeting to grab a fun food option, and enjoy your meal in our modernized seating area right outside Wasabi.
Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc. exists to provide the students and other members of the Vanderbilt community specific services and outcomes, primarily: (1) the provision of an environment that fosters the development of students’ skills in leadership, management, human relations, and fiscal responsibility in a unique cocurricular setting that allows for high levels of participation in daily-run, product-oriented organizations; (2) the provision of realistic opportunities for students to learn and gain competency in specialized mass communications skills ranging from writing, editing, computer-aided design and production, advertising creation, sales and accounting, to television and radio production, program conception, and on-air participation; and (3) the provision to the campus community of print and broadcast media serving as forums for free expression, allowing the exchange of ideas, dissemination of news, outlets for creative work, and vehicles for entertainment, fulfilling a role critically essential to the health of a vibrant university in a democratic society.
Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc.
2301 Vanderbilt Place
VU Station B 351669
Nashville, TN 37235
Office of Greek life
The Office of Greek Life is a team of caring and committed advocates for the fraternity and sorority experience who challenge students to uphold the values espoused by their organizations in order to remain relevant to the mission of Vanderbilt University and the Office of Student Affairs. We provide education and support that adds value to students’ holistic collegiate experience, thus producing well-rounded citizens of a global society. We achieve these ends through intentional partnerships with campus departments, community agencies, and international fraternity and sorority staff and alumni volunteers.
Office of Greek Life
343 Sarratt Student Center
Student Affairs Finance, Communications,
and Strategic Initiatives
This suite holds professionals within Student Affairs Finance, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives and is dedicated to fostering a thriving campus environment. This office plays a pivotal role in enhancing the student experience and shaping the future of our educational community. The Student Affairs Finance team oversees the financial operations of the Student Affairs division and supports diverse student programs, initiatives, and services that contribute to a well-rounded university experience. The Communications and Strategic Initiatives teams aim to elevate the overall student experience through transparent and effective communication channels and programs that foster collaboration, growth, inclusivity, and excellence.
Student Affairs Finance, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives
Suite 207 Sarratt Student Center
Office of STUDENT AFFAIRS
The Office of Student Affairs 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 Student Affairs 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.
The Office of Student Affairs
Suite 310 Sarratt Student Center
Office of Student Accountability,
Community Standards, & Academic Integrity
The Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity promotes good citizenship within the Vanderbilt University community through education. Students are expected to respect themselves and others, to act responsibly, and to be accountable for their actions. The student accountability system addresses student violations of University policy through fair, consistent, and confidential procedures.
The Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity
Suite 301 Rand Hall
STUDENT CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND IDENTITY
The mission of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity 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 effective agents of social change in an increasingly diverse world.
Student Center for Social Justice and Identity
Suite 335/315 Sarratt Student Center
Student Organizations, Leadership, and Service
The Student Organizations, Leadership, and Service (SOLS) Office encourages co-curricular learning and personal development through intentional student engagement while fostering leadership development for all students who desire to engage in lifelong learning. We connect the campus community by highlighting opportunities for meaningful involvement and providing tools to help manage and track the co-curricular student experience. We support the mission-driven work of student organizations and seek to equip student leaders with vital skills and resources in order to make their organizations more effective, inclusive, impactful, and sustainable. Whether you want to meet to have a conversation about leadership theory, personal development, your path to success, or simply have a conversation about your day, we welcome you with open arms.
Student Organizations, Leadership, and Service Office
Suite 339 Sarratt Student Center
Office of Arts & Campus Events
The Office of Arts & Campus Events (ACE) includes the major arts and campus programming initiatives on Vanderbilt’s campus: Vanderbilt Programming Board, Transfer Orientation, International Lens Film Series, Rhythm & Roots Performance Company, Sarratt Art Studios, Sarratt Youth Art Institute, Vanderbilt Dance Program, and the Vanderbilt Performing Arts Council. The Office of Arts & Campus Event’s mission is to facilitate and promote diverse programming for the Vanderbilt and Nashville community that cultivates social engagement, cultural enrichment, artistic exploration, and intellectual growth.
Office of Arts & Campus Events
Suite 100 Sarratt Student Center