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Fiscal Management | Sale, Solicitation, & Fundraising | Brand Engagement | Protection of Minors | Organization Registration | Event Registration | Student Travel

Student Organization Categories

The following student groups fall under the Academic Category.  Students in the following organziations may contact for additional back up support in the case that your primary coach is not available to assist. 

Alpha Kappa Psi, Omega Nu Chapter
Alpha Lambda Delta
Arts and Science College Council
Association of Biology Students 
Autism Tennessee Vanderbilt
Biochemistry & Chemical Biology Student Association
Biomedical Engineering Society
Blair Student Council 
Civil & Environmental Engineering Council
Delta Sigma Pi 
Engineering Ambassador Network
Engineering Council
Engineering World Health (EWH) 
English Major Association
Eta Kappa Nu
Eta Sigma Phi: Psi Chapter 
Kappa Delta Pi 
MHS Majors
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students 
Mortar Board 
Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Neuroscience Majors Club
Out In Engineering
Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity
Phi Alpha Theta - Alpha Beta Iota Chapter
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Pi Delta Chapter
Phi Sigma Pi 
Phi Sigma Rho
Pre Physicians Assistant Society 
Pre-Dental Society Vanderbilt University 
Pre-Nursing Society 
Psi Chi International Psychology Honors Society
Sigma Alpha Iota, Iota Phi Chapter
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science 
Society of Physics Students 
Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Sigma 
Theta Tau
Undergraduate Honor Council 
Undergraduate Political Science Association
Vanderbilt American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Vanderbilt Asian Pre-professional Society
Vanderbilt Historical Review
Vanderbilt Medical Innovation and Leadership
Vanderbilt Pre-Veterinary Medicine Society 
Vanderbilt Undergraduate Microbiome Society (VUMS)
Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal
Vanderbilt University Women in Science and Engineering
Vandy Tech & Society Club

Any of the groups in the Club Sports Category may contact for additional  support in the case that your primary coach is not available to assist. 


The following student groups fall under the Cultural Category.  Students in the following organziations may contact for additional back up support in the case that your primary coach is not available to assist. 

African Student Union 
Asian American Student Association 
Association of Latin American Students
Black Girls Lift
Black Student Association
Caribbean Students Association 
Dores In Solidarity with Palestine
Ethiopian-Eritrean Student Association (EESA)
Global China Connection 
Hidden Dores
Indigenous Scholars Organization
International Student Council
Japanese Cultural Foundation 
Korean Undergraduate Student Association 
Latin American and Caribbean Student Association
Mexican American Student Association (MASA)
Middle Eastern Student Association 
Multicultural Leadership Council 
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Pakistani Students Association
Philippine Intercultural Student Organization
Revitalizing & Empowering Vanderbilt's African-American Male Population
South Asian Cultural Exchange
South Asian Students Association
Students Transitioning Relaxed and Natural Developing Sisterhood
The Vanderbilt Hawaii Club
Turkish Student Association 
Vanderbilt Bongo Shongho
Vanderbilt Hellenic Students' Association
Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association
Vanderbilt University Chinese Student and Scholars Association 
Vietnamese Student Association
Welcoming Immigrants Network

The following student groups fall under the Greek Life Category.  Students in the following organziations may contact for additional back up support in the case that your primary coach is not available to assist. 

Alpha Chi Omega 
Alpha Delta Pi 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 
Alpha Omicron Pi 
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Theta Chapter
Alpha Tau Omega 
Beta Theta Pi
Chi Omega 
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
Interfraternity Council 
Kappa Alpha Order
Kappa Alpha Psi 
Kappa Alpha Theta 
Kappa Delta 
Kappa Kappa Gamma 
Kappa Sigma 
Lambda Chi Alpha 
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Incorporated 
National Pan-Hellenic Council 
Omega Psi Phi Fratrnity Incorporated
Panhellenic Council 
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Gamma Delta
Pi Beta Phi 
Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Chi 
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated
Sigma Nu 
Zeta Beta Tau 
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. 
Zeta Tau Alpha
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Dance Marathon 
Lights on the Lawn 

The following student groups fall under the Religious Category.  Students in the following organziations may contact the following individuals for support:

Religious Student Organizations

Canterbury CIRCLE (Christians of Interdenominational faith Realizing a Community of Love and Equality)
Every Nation Campus
Methodist Student Association
Muslim Students Association 
Orthodox Christian Fellowship 
Reformed University Fellowship 
UKIRK Nashville
Vanderbilt Chabad Jewish Student Group 
Vanderbilt Hillel 
Vanderbilt Interfaith Council 
Vandy Karma 
Wesley Fellowship

The following student groups fall under the Service Category.  Students in the following organziations may contact for additional back up support in the case that your primary coach is not available to assist.

Alpha Phi Omega 
Alternative Spring Break 
Alternative Thanksgiving and Winter Break 
American Red Cross at Vanderbilt 
Amnesty International - Vanderbilt University
Begin with Books
Best Buddies 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vanderbilt 
Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt
Cards For A Cause
Challah for Hunger at Vanderbilt University
Circle K at Vanderbilt University
Code Ignite
Commodores for Science Competitions
DORE Initiative—Drug Overdose and Reduction Education Initiative
Dores for Ronald McDonald House Charities
Dunks for Diabetes
Engineers Without Borders
Glamour Gals 
Harmonies for the Elderly
Interaxon, Vanderbilt University 
Liberty in North Korea at Vanderbilt
Life's a Stitch
Love Your Melon Vanderbilt Campus Crew
Manna Project International - Vanderbilt 
Martha O'Bryan World Cup
Mentor TENNISSee
Move For Hunger Vanderbilt
Next Steps at Vanderbilt Ambassadores
Page by Page
Pencil Projects 
Project C.U.R.E.
Project Heal - GMMA
Project RISHI
Project Sunshine
Project: Bridges at Vanderbilt 
Purple Ribbon Project
Relay For Life 
She's the First *{Vanderbilt}
Soles 4 Souls 
Special Olympics Vanderbilt
Students Against Modern Slavery
Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations
Susan Gray-Murray House Fellowship Program
Timmy Global Health
TOM: Vanderbilt
V^2 (Vanderbilt for Veterans)
Vanderbilt Alzheimer's Buddies
Vanderbilt Cancer Society 
Vanderbilt Connecting Generations
Vanderbilt Global Brigades 
Vanderbilt Habitat for Humanity
Vanderbilt Initiative for Veg. Awareness 
Vanderbilt Music Outreach 
Vanderbilt Prison Project 
Vanderbilt Protecting Animal Welfare Society
Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science 
Vanderbilt Students Demand Action
Vanderbilt Teach the Future
Vanderbilt UNICEF
Vanderbilt United Muslim Relief
Volunteers Around the World
Volunteers for Health 
Youth Encouragement Services  - Vanderbilt 

The following student groups fall under the Special Interest Category.  Students in the following organziations may contact for additional back up support in the case that your primary coach is not available to assist.

A Celebration of Life
ACM-W Women In Computing
Active Minds at Vanderbilt
ALPFA Vanderbilt
AmbassaDores: Tour Guides
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
American Chemical Society - Vanderbilt Chapter
American Institute of Chemical Engineers 
American Sign Language Club
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) 
CMA EDU at Vanderbilt
Commodore Quest
Design For America - Vanderbilt
Developer Student Club
Digital Media Club
Dores for Israel (DFI) 
European Horizons 
Experience Vanderbilt
For Every Life
Generation Action for Planned Parenthood
Genetic Counseling Club
Geology Club
Gluten-Free at Vandy
Go Figure
Health Guardians of America
Her Campus Vanderbilt
IEEE Vanderbilt
Inclusivity in the Biosciences Association
Inside 'Dores
Italian Club
Maker Club
Martha O'Bryan World Cup
Meditation Club
Mental Health Roundtable
MOSAIC Recruitment Committee
Narrative 4 Vanderbilt
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers 
National Student Speech, Language, & Hearing Association
Nature Exploration Club
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Vanderbilt University
Partners in Health Engage
POCUS Student Interest Group
Point of VU
Scientific Immersion and Mentorship
Senior Class Fund 
Sidewalk Astronomy Society
Social Impact Consulting Club (formerly Microfinance Club)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 
Society of Women Engineers 
STAND (Against Genocide)
Student Council for Exceptional Children 
Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility
TAMID Group at Vanderbilt
The Alexander Hamilton Society
The National Society of Leadership & Success
Vanderbilt Actuarial Science Club
Vanderbilt Alliance 
Vanderbilt Alliance on Disability and Condition
Vanderbilt Army ROTC
Vanderbilt Association for Behavior Analysis 
Vanderbilt Association for Women Geoscientists
Vanderbilt Autism & Neurodiversity Alliance
Vanderbilt Blockchain
Vanderbilt Business and Medicine Club
Vanderbilt Chess Club
Vanderbilt College Democrats
Vanderbilt College Republicans 
Vanderbilt Effective Altruism
Vanderbilt Entrepreneurial Network
Vanderbilt Feminists
Vanderbilt Finance Club
Vanderbilt Free and Open Source Society
Vanderbilt Gamecraft
Vanderbilt Gaming
Vanderbilt Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society 
Vanderbilt International Relations Association
Vanderbilt Investment Club
Vanderbilt Lambda Association 
Vanderbilt League of Legends
Vanderbilt Magic: The Gathering
Vanderbilt Math Club 
Vanderbilt Mock Trial Organization 
Vanderbilt Pre-Medical Book Club
Vanderbilt Quiz Bowl 
Vanderbilt Robotics
Vanderbilt Rocket League Club
Vanderbilt Satellite Club
Vanderbilt Science Policy Group
Vanderbilt Secular Student Alliance
Vanderbilt Student Academy of Audiology
Vanderbilt Student Government 
Vanderbilt Tango Club 
Vanderbilt Toastmasters
Vanderbilt Undergraduate Intellectual Property Association
Vanderbilt Undergraduate Real Estate Club
Vanderbilt University Amateur Radio Club
Vanderbilt University Bridge Club
Vanderbilt University Motorsports
Vanderbilt University Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Vanderbilt University Student Chapter of the Kentucky-Tennessee Branch of the American Society of Microbiology
Vanderbilt University Student Chapter of the Optical Society of America
Vanderbilt Vanguard
Vanderbilt Women in Business
Vanderbilt Young Democratic Socialists of America 
Vanderbilt/Fisk Universities Materials Research Society 
VU SPIE Student Chapter
Wilderness Skills 101 (WilSkills)
Wildlife Conservation Club
Women in BizTech
Women in Government
Young Americans for Liberty at Vanderbilt University

The following student groups fall under the Student Media Category.  Students in the following organziations may contact Paige Clancy - or Jim Hayes - for support in the case that your primary coach is not available to assist.

Student Media Marketing Group
The Slant 
The Vanderbilt Hustler/
The Vanderbilt Review Literary Journal
Vanderbilt Business Review
Vanderbilt Political Review
Vanderbilt Recording Studio (Formerly RVU Records)
Vanderbilt Video Productions
WRVU Nashville

Any of the groups supported by the Black Cultural Center may contact for additional  support in the case that their primary coach is not available to assist. 

Any of the groups supported by the Women's Center may contact for additional  support in the case that their primary coach is not available to assist.

Any of the groups supported by the Office of LGBTQUI Life may contact for additional  support in the case that their primary coach is not available to assist.

Fiscal Management

Student organization leaders are expected to maintain a positive balance in their on-campus account. In order to assist with this, coaches are given access to student organization accounts as well as authorization for expenditures from the account. Students gain access to use their funds in the following ways:

Funding Options

Student Services Fee

As part of standard tuition and fees, each Vanderbilt student pays a Student Services Fee (SSF). The fee collected helps support Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). A portion of the SSF is allocated to RSOs through the Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) Student Services Fee Committee. RSOs are eligible to apply for SSF funding each spring semester for the following academic year. For the most updated information on SSF allocation, please go to the Student Services Fee Website or Anchor Link Page.

Other Funding

  • A limited amount of additional SSF funding is available for new or unique initiatives from existing RSOs or for new organizations not able to apply for SSF through the Student SSF Contingency Fund. The form is available on the VSG Anchor Link page;
  • Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) Co-sponsorship: VSG has a limited amount of co-sponsorship funding available to RSO’s for program initiatives. The form is available on the VSG Anchor Link page;
  • Vanderbilt Programming Board (VPB) Co-sponsorship: The VPB Co-Sponsorship application is available on the VPB Anchor Link page;
  • Graduate Student Council (GSC) : The Graduate Student Council has a limited amount of funding available specifically for graduate student organizations. Contact the GSC President at for more information;
  • An organization can collect money through fundraisers, dues, ticket sales, and similar activities. Funds (cash and checks) collected in this manner should be deposited as soon after collection as possible. To make a deposit into the Registered Student Organization’s account, officers should fill out the RSO Deposit Form and send it to Mark Leners.  Take a look at our deposit page for more detailed information.

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Sale, Solicitation, & Fundraising

  • According to the Student Handbook, facilities of the campus, including Alumni Hall, Rand Terrace, Sarratt Student Center | Rand Hall, The Student Life Center, The Commons Center, The Kissam Center, Vanderbilt Stadium, the Recreation and Wellness Center, and Memorial Gymnasium, may not be used for the sale or promotion of activities that are not related to the University except by arrangement with the appropriate University office;
  • Arrangements for sale of event tickets through the Sarratt Box Office may be made through the Office of Reservations and Events;
  • Registered Student Organizations may engage in the distribution of items for a suggested donation when the funds raised are for the use of the organization in its regular activities (including philanthropic efforts) and are deposited into the organization’s University account;
  • Organizations undertaking such distribution must comply with University policies regarding the ordering of merchandise and licensing. With the exception of event tickets, organizations are prohibited from offering items for sale.

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Brand Engagement

  • Reproduction of all logos, names, slogans, symbols, and seals associated with and used by Vanderbilt University are trademarks, and therefore, represent exclusive property of the University. Student organizations need to work with the Office of Brand Engagement before reproducing these images on products (e.g., T-shirts, mugs, promotional giveaways). In order to begin the process, student organizations need to fill out the Merchandise Request Form.  More detailed information on licensing and branding is available on the Office of Brand Engagement Website.

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Protection of Minors

  • Both students and student organizations must comply with the University’s protection of minor’s policy. Both the policy and the process for compliance and implementation can be found on the Risk Management Website.  Protection of Minors information is also available on the Student Accountability Website.

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Organization Registration

  • The University regulates the campus activities of organizations and groups whose activities relate to the University’s educational and service purposes. Student Organizations, Leadership, and Service registers undergraduate and graduate student organizations within the Vanderbilt community.

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Event Registration

  • Registered student organizations, administrative offices, or academic departments may reserve space on campus through the Student Centers Website. Students need to first reserve a space through Events at Vanderbilt or their Virtual EMS platform and then register the event in Anchor Link.

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Student Travel

  • Please review the University policy on travel. Vanderbilt registers and assumes responsibility only for those official overnight or out-of-town trips sponsored and directed by an administrative division of the University (e.g., the Spirit of Gold Marching Band). The University assumes no responsibility for travel for which the University has no oversight, such as sorority and fraternity destination formals, or affiliated ministry service trips. However, such organizations and ministries undertaking such travel must—in advance of the trip–inform their coaches (the Greek advisors in the case of fraternities and sororities), and provide emergency contact information and a roster of student travelers to the Vanderbilt University Police Department and the Office of Housing and Residential Education. Any student who wishes to travel on behalf of, or as a representative of, Vanderbilt University or any registered student organization must receive written authorization in advance from the appropriate dean (see also the section entitled “Universal Waiver,” in Chapter 1, “Policies and Regulations”).

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