Benefits & Perks

In addition to offering an energetic community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University provides its faculty and staff with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:


  • Health insurance -  Two health plan options allow you to choose the coverage that works best for you and your family. Fully benefits-eligible employees can cover themselves, eligible children, and spouses. Partially benefits-eligible employees can cover themselves and their eligible children. The plans all offer preventive care as well as low-cost options for prescription drugs.
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
  • Employer-paid life insurance, with the option to purchase additional supplemental coverage.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a voluntary pre-tax and/or Roth after-tax investment option. Eligible employees can also receive up to 6% in fully vested matching contributions.
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance.
  • Accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance.
  • Subsidized on-campus child care centers.
  • Tuition assistance for you, your spouse, and eligible dependent children.
  • Pet insurance

You may learn more about our benefit package details here .


  • Enjoy lectures, classes, concerts, exercise classes, seminars, and lunch and learns. See for a list.
  • Transportation Discounts - By swiping or scanning your Vanderbilt ID, you can ride WeGo, Music City Star, and Regional Transportation Authority for free anytime.