Office of Undergraduate Education Units

Bass Military Scholars

Vanderbilt recognizes the leadership qualities and capabilities of veterans. The Bass Military Scholars Program awards $30,000 scholarships annually to highly talented veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees across five Vanderbilt schools: Law School, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Owen Graduate School of Management, and Peabody College of Education and Human Development.

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Central Team

The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) Central Team serves as a support to each unit, senior leadership, and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, specializing in the areas of communications, data analytics, and project management.

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English Language Center

The English Language Center (ELC) is an incredible support to international students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt. The ELC enhances the university’s internationalization, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts through a variety of language instruction opportunities for English Language Learners, as well as targeted resources. The ELC also collaborates with other teams on campus to provide Vanderbilt's international community with English language tools and programs to support their personal and professional success.  

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Experiential Learning & Immersion Vanderbilt

Immersion Vanderbilt gives every Vanderbilt student the opportunity to pursue intellectual curiosities through immersive experiences that are as creative and unique as the students themselves. Immersion Vanderbilt is a degree requirement for all undergraduate students. The possibilities for your Immersion experience are endless.

Study Abroad is part of Immersion! Explore how studying abroad can be a fun and interesting part of your academic plan. The Study Abroad advisers can help you in your planning process and and if you’re interested, you can even make Study Abroad one of your Immersion experiences.

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Ingram Scholars Program

The Ingram Scholars Program challenges students to create and implement substantial service projects in the community. The program supports students who demonstrate a willingness and ability to combine a successful business or professional career with a lifelong commitment to finding solutions to critical problems facing modern society. Ingram Scholars receive full-tuition support each year plus a stipend for a special summer service project, devoting approximately twenty hours each month during the academic year and at least one of their undergraduate summers to relevant community outreach and service projects.

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Office of Global Safety

The health, safety, and security of students, faculty, and staff are of primary importance to Vanderbilt. The Office of Global Safety offers individualized consultations on health, safety, and other travel-related issues to all members of the Vanderbilt community. The office also provides travel risk assessment and management, as well as 24/7 emergency and crisis response for Vanderbilt community members traveling outside of Davidson County, Tennessee.

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Residential Colleges

Residential colleges are a type of on-campus student residence in which the academic experience is integrated into residential life, creating communities and opportunities for learning outside the classroom among a diverse study body. Led by faculty heads who live in residence, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges create an intentional, mutually-beneficial educational experience for our students, faculty and staff, promoting the development of intellect, community, personal well-being, self-discovery, and cultural awareness. 

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Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is a challenging series of college electives which teach leadership and management skills. The program prepares both men and women for responsibilities as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard upon graduation. As part of the Gold Go Battalion, cadets have a normal college experience as well as participate in ROTC classes, leadership labs, field training, and physical training.

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The NROTC Program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically, to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty and loyalty, and to instill the core values of honor, courage, and commitment. The ultimate goal of NROTC is to commission college graduates as naval or marine officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.

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Tutoring Services

At Vanderbilt Tutoring Services, students have the opportunity to meet individually or in a group setting with a talented staff of tutors who will help you enhance their academic performance through the power of collaborative learning. Sessions are open to all Vanderbilt students and offered across a variety of disciplines.

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Undergraduate Business Minor

The Hoogland Undergraduate Business Program is an opportunity for students to pursue a program that is “Uniquely Vanderbilt.” With elective course options from each of the four undergraduate schools (Blair School of Music, College of Arts and Science, Peabody College, and the School of Engineering) and fundamentals courses taught by the Owen Graduate School of Management, this trans-institutional program is designed to complement the strong liberal arts education.

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Undergraduate Data Science Minor

The Undergraduate Data Science Minor is a trans-institutional minor program, spanning all four undergraduate colleges and is affiliated with the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute. The minor in Data Science prepares students for advanced coursework in statistics and data analysis, scientific computing and simulation, machine learning and visualization, and high performance computing and big data. The minor strives to prepare students for unique immersion experiences in basic and applied research, for civic and professional engagement in the public and private sectors, and for international experiences in industry, government, or non-governmental organizations.

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Writing Studio

At the Writing Studio, all Vanderbilt community members have the opportunity to meet individually with trained consultants to talk about any writing project or concern. Throughout the year, the Writing Studio also hosts a variety of workshops, writing groups, writing retreats, and events to showcase the writing talent at Vanderbilt.

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