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SEMO is a part of the Facilities component of the Division of Administration.


VU Plant Operations

Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University and Medical Center.

Environmental Advisory Committee

The EAC serves in an advisory capacity to the university administration in creating a comprehensive environmental management program for Vanderbilt University. Meeting twice per academic year, the committee will advise, develop and promote practices and policies that maximize environmental performance for VU operations, research, academics, and patient care and will assist in complying with all relevant laws and regulations as well as promoting and integrating sustainability, stewardship, and resource conservation into activities and services. This committee is composed of faculty and administrative representatives and reports to the Vice-Chancellor for Administration.

Campus Planning and Construction

Campus Planning & Construction (CPC) works to shape and maintain Vanderbilt’s campus. CPC provides management of capital projects, design of facilities and grounds, and maintenance of a facilities library. In addition to managing, planning and implementation of all major capital modifications to facilities and grounds on the Vanderbilt campus, this group addresses the inventory and management of Vanderbilt’s construction document library, GIS mapping and documentation of all utilities, and tracking of floor plans for the Space Inventory and Accounting processes.

Vanderbilt University Real Estate

Vanderbilt University Real Estate (VURE) serves institutional needs through its holdings of over 3 million gross square feet. We provide for future campus growth and assist in influencing the quality of our campus borders through strategic investments in area real estate. VURE provides administrative office space, office swing space for Vanderbilt departments with short-term needs, and clinic space for Medical Center departments. VURE also manages the off-campus commercial leasing operations for the institution (both medical center and university central). The University leases more than 1.7 million square feet in the Nashville area; notable locations include 2525 West End Avenue, One Hundred Oaks, and 3401 West End Avenue.

Vanderbilt Campus Dining

Vanderbilt Campus Dining has a passion for providing excellent food at the highest levels of quality, value, convenience, and service. Campus Dining is a builder of community and does so in an innovative, creative, proactive, supportive, welcoming and financially self-supporting way. Campus Dining takes pride in their commitment to providing value through the highest quality, best-tasting, most nutritious and diverse menus possible.

Vanderbilt Procurement

Purchasing Services purchases the supplies, equipment and services which support education, research and patient care at Vanderbilt University. Their mission is to cooperatively develop and execute sourcing strategies with Departments for high value products and services that meet or exceed University requirements, and to perform our services to the highest ethical and professional standards. Procurement Services is committed to promoting small, disadvantaged, and minority owned businesses through their supplier diversity program and supporting the university’s commitments to environmental responsibility and outreach to the local business community.


Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Their mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research. AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. Membership in AASHE covers every individual at Vanderbilt, granting access to valuable educational, guidance, and planning resources online to anyone with a VUnetID.

Energy Star

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy which works with more than 17,000 public and private sector organizations to improve the energy and financial performance of their business, manufacture products to meet Energy Star specifications, sell Energy Star labeled products to meet consumer demand for more environmentally friendly choices on store shelves, and promote Energy Star qualified products and homes.

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

ACORE is an organization of member companies and institutions that are dedicated to moving renewable energy into the mainstream of America’s economy, ensuring the success of the renewable energy industry while helping to build a sustainable and independent energy future for the nation.